burette

noun
bu·​rette | \ byu̇-ˈret How to pronounce burette (audio) \
variants: or buret

Definition of burette

: 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

First Known Use of burette

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Burette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burette. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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burette

noun
bu·​rette
variants: or buret \ byu̇-​ˈret How to pronounce buret (audio) \

Medical Definition of burette

: 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

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