[ koo-vet, kyoo- ]
/ kuˈvɛt, kyu- /


Also curvette. Also called chevee. a gemstone with a raised, cameolike figure or design carved on its hollowed surface.
Chemistry. a tube or vessel used in laboratory experimentation.

Origin of cuvette

1670–80; < French, diminutive of cuve vat ≪ Latin cūpa. See cup, -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cuvette

/ (kjuːˈvɛt) /


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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Medical definitions for cuvette

[ kyōōvĕt ]


A small, transparent, often tubular laboratory vessel.
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