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matrass

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[ ma-truhs ]
/ ˈmæ trəs /
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noun Chemistry.
a rounded, long-necked glass container, formerly used for distilling and dissolving substances.
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Origin of matrass

1595–1605; <French matras, perhaps <Arabic maṭarah leather bottle <Greek metrētḗs a liquid measure
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matrass

mattrass

/ (ˈmætrəs) /

noun
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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