des·​ic·​ca·​tor ˈdes-i-ˌkāt-ər How to pronounce desiccator (audio)
: a container (as a glass jar) fitted with an airtight cover and containing at the bottom a desiccating agent (as calcium chloride)
: a machine or apparatus for desiccating food usually by the aid of heat and sometimes in a vacuum

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“Desiccator.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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