Bunsen burner

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Bun·​sen burner | \ ˈbən(t)-sən- How to pronounce Bunsen burner (audio) \

Definition of Bunsen burner

: a gas burner consisting typically of a straight tube with small holes at the bottom where air enters and mixes with the gas to produce an intensely hot blue flame

First Known Use of Bunsen burner

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bunsen burner

Robert W. Bunsen

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The first known use of Bunsen burner was in 1860

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“Bunsen burner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bunsen%20burner. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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Bunsen burner

noun
How to pronounce Bunsen burner (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Bunsen burner

: a piece of equipment that produces a hot flame and that is used in scientific experiments

Bunsen burner

noun
Bun·​sen burn·​er | \ ˈbən(t)-sən-ˌbər-nər How to pronounce Bunsen burner (audio) \

Medical Definition of Bunsen burner

: a gas burner consisting typically of a straight tube with small holes at the bottom where air enters and mixes with the gas to produce an intensely hot blue flame

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