desiccator

noun
des·​ic·​ca·​tor | \ ˈdes-i-ˌkāt-ər How to pronounce desiccator (audio) \

Medical Definition of desiccator

1 : a container (as a glass jar) fitted with an airtight cover and containing at the bottom a desiccating agent (as calcium chloride)
2 : a machine or apparatus for desiccating food usually by the aid of heat and sometimes in a vacuum

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“Desiccator.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/desiccator. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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