- produced in or as if in a test tube; synthetic or experimental.
Origin of test-tube
- a hollow cylinder of thin glass with one end closed, used in chemical and biological experimentation and analysis.
Origin of test tube
Related Words for test-tubetest-tube
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Contemporary Examples of test-tube
It is a mega-leap from the agar and test-tube finding to real patients and their delicate lungs.Big Tobacco, Not MRSA, Is the Real Problem With E-Cigarettes
May 20, 2014
Scientists hope the five-ounce patty, made from 100 percent test-tube meat, heralds the future of food production.The $330,000 Fake Burger
August 5, 2013
Historical Examples of test-tube
From early dawn to midnight I bent over the test-tube and the furnace.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
Pour off the water, add more water, and place in a test-tube.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Charles Sumner Boyer
Place a few drops in a test-tube, and heat cautiously over a spirit-lamp, and when it boils remove, and inhale by the nose.
But it will be the test-tube and not the cogwheel that will make the money.
I top the test-tube with another tube, the width of the neck of a claret bottle.The Life of the Fly
J. Henri Fabre
- a cylindrical round-bottomed glass tube open at one end: used in scientific experiments
- (modifier) made synthetically in, or as if in, a test tubea test-tube product
- Produced or cultivated in a test tube.
- Conceived by or developed from fertilization in laboratory apparatus or by artificial insemination.
- A clear, cylindrical glass tube usually open at one end and rounded at the other, used in laboratory experimentation.
- A cylindrical tube of clear glass, usually open at one end and rounded at the other, used as a container for small amounts of a substance in laboratory tests and experiments.