filter paper

noun

Definition of filter paper

: porous unsized paper used especially for filtering

Examples of filter paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Working with her husband, who was also a chemist, Ms. Free figured out how to impregnate strips of filter paper with chemicals that turned blue when glucose was present. New York Times, 3 May 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of filter paper

1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of filter paper was in 1670

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“Filter paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filter%20paper. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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filter paper

noun
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Medical Definition of filter paper

: porous unsized paper used especially for filtering

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