a rounded, long-necked glass container, formerly used for distilling and dissolving substances.
Origin of matrass
1595–1605; < French matras, perhaps < Arabic maṭarah leather bottle < Greek metrētḗs a liquid measure
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Examples from the Web for matrass
Historical Examples of matrass
The process being terminated, the matrass will contain about 43 fl.
Iodine, 17 parts; zinc (in powder), 20 parts; mix, and sublime in a matrass.
The most simple distilling vessel is a species of bottle or matrass, A, Pl.
In chemical laboratories, this process is usually carried on in a matrass A, Pl.
This vehicle contained several invalids, two of whom were reclining on a matrass laid along the bottom.
British Dictionary definitions for matrass
chem obsolete a long-necked glass flask, used for distilling, dissolving substances, etc
Word Origin for matrass
C17: from French, perhaps related to Latin mētiri to measure
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