borosilicate glass


Definition of borosilicate glass

: a silicate glass that is composed of at least five percent oxide of boron and is used especially in heat-resistant glassware

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Recent Examples on the Web These borosilicate glass pipes from the line — modeled after grapes, a banana, an orange and, my favorite, a cherry — double as cutesy home objects that can be on display even while parents are visiting. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2021 Made of borosilicate glass, a material that was created for laboratory equipment, they’re produced in Hungary by Trendglas Jena. New York Times, 15 Nov. 2021 Miller and Urey used equipment made from borosilicate glass as this special type of heat-resistant material is commonly used in chemical laboratories all over the world. David Bressan, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 The experiment involved two steps: The original experiment run entirely within the plastic environment, and the experiment with some borosilicate glass fragments added into a plastic flask. David Bressan, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 The fourth ingredient that can make your eyelids gleam and your lips sparkle is, counterintuitively, glass — specifically, borosilicate glass. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, 26 Oct. 2021 Ease of Use: Made of borosilicate glass for a pure taste and precise measuring. Ashley Abramson, Forbes, 28 June 2021 These JoyJolt ones are made from borosilicate glass, which is more durable compared to common glass and naturally heat- and condensation-resistant. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, 18 June 2021 This includes 14 borosilicate glass bases and 14 BPA-free plastic lids. Chris Hachey, BGR, 3 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of borosilicate glass

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Borosilicate glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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