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beaker

noun bea·ker \ˈbē-kər\

: a wide glass with a lip for pouring that is used especially in chemistry for holding and measuring liquids

: a large drinking cup with a wide opening that is typically made of plastic or metal

Full Definition of BEAKER

1
:  a large drinking cup that has a wide mouth and is sometimes supported on a standard
2
:  a deep widemouthed thin-walled vessel usually with a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories

Origin of BEAKER

Middle English biker, from Old Norse bikarr, probably from Old Saxon bikeri, from Medieval Latin bicarium
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous
BEAKER Defined for Kids

beaker

noun bea·ker \ˈbē-kər\

Definition of BEAKER for Kids

:  a cup or glass with a wide mouth and usually a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories for holding and measuring liquids
Medical Dictionary

beaker

noun bea·ker \ˈbē-kər\

Medical Definition of BEAKER

:  a deep widemouthed thin-walled vessel usually with a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories

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