benchtop

adjective
bench·​top | \ ˈbench-ˌtäp How to pronounce benchtop (audio) \

Definition of benchtop

: suitable (as in size or configuration) for convenient use on a laboratory workbench a benchtop centrifuge

Examples of benchtop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The test requires a blood sample from the patient which is then processed in a benchtop instrument designed by the company to sit in hospitals’ clinical laboratories. David Prosser, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Bose, meanwhile, is interested in using such systems as benchtop detectors of gravitational waves, which so far have only been seen with the aid of immense detectors several kilometers in size. Quanta Magazine, 18 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of benchtop

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of benchtop was in 1965

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“Benchtop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benchtop. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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