filter paper


Definition of filter paper

: porous unsized paper used especially for filtering

Examples of filter paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Georgia Nester, a researcher from Curtin University in Perth, Australia, filtered over 2,000 liters of water onto filter papers. Devi Lockwood, New York Times, "This Might Be the Longest Creature Ever Seen in the Ocean," 14 Apr. 2020 Typically, researchers use pipettes to apply microliters of the protein solution to sample holders and blot away the excess with filter paper. Eric Hand, Science | AAAS, "‘We need a people’s cryo-EM.’ Scientists hope to bring revolutionary microscope to the masses," 23 Jan. 2020 The room had shelves filled with glass jars of kissing bugs crawling on filter paper folded accordion style. Marc Burckhardt, National Geographic, "A little-known parasite infects 300,000 people in the U.S.," 17 June 2019 After filling open-ended tea bags made of conventional filter paper, students will add a string to the bag and then iron the opening closed. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Learn how to grow, pick and blend your own tea herbs during Palos Park workshop," 27 June 2018 The jet uses external flow devices to collect airborne particulate on filter paper and can analyze samples on board to detect radioactivity. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "These Are the Planes the U.S. and Japan Use to Check on North Korea's Nuke Tests," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of filter paper

1670, in the meaning defined above

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“Filter paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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Medical Definition of filter paper

: porous unsized paper used especially for filtering

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