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burette

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noun bu·rette \byu̇-ˈret\

Definition of burette

  1. :  a graduated glass tube with a small aperture and stopcock for delivering measured quantities of liquid or for measuring the liquid or gas received or discharged



Variants of burette

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buret

Origin and Etymology of burette

French burette, from Old French bivrete cruet, from buire pitcher, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old English būr storehouse, dwelling — more at bower


First Known Use: 1836


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burette

noun bu·rette

Medical Definition of burette

  1. :  a graduated glass tube with a small aperture and stopcock for delivering measured quantities of liquid or for measuring the liquid or gas received or discharged



Variants of burette

or

buret

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