cuvette

[koo-vet, kyoo-]
noun
  1. Also curvette. Also called chevee. a gemstone with a raised, cameolike figure or design carved on its hollowed surface.
  2. Chemistry. a tube or vessel used in laboratory experimentation.

Origin of cuvette

1670–80; < French, diminutive of cuve vat ≪ Latin cūpa. See cup, -ette
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cuvette

noun
  1. a shallow dish or vessel for holding liquid

Word Origin for cuvette

C17: from French, diminutive of cuve cask, from Latin cupa
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cuvette in Medicine

cuvette

[kyōōvĕt]
n.
  1. A small, transparent, often tubular laboratory vessel.
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