Burettes

burette

[byoo-ret]
noun Chemistry.
a graduated glass tube, commonly having a stopcock at the bottom, used for accurately measuring or measuring out small quantities of liquid.
Also, buret.


Origin:
1475–85; < French: cruet, burette (Old French biurete), equivalent to buire ewer, flagon (perhaps < Frankish *būrja receptacle, akin to Germanic *būr- hut; see bower1) + -ette -ette

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burette or (US) buret (bjʊˈrɛt)
 
n
a graduated glass tube with a stopcock on one end for dispensing and transferring known volumes of fluids, esp liquids
 
[C15: from French: cruet, oil can, from Old French buire ewer, of Germanic origin; compare Old English būc pitcher, belly]
 
buret or (US) buret
 
n
 
[C15: from French: cruet, oil can, from Old French buire ewer, of Germanic origin; compare Old English būc pitcher, belly]

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burette
1836, from Fr. burette "small vase," dim. of buire "vase for liquors," in O.Fr. "jug," variant of buie (12c.) "bottle, water jog," from Frankish *buk- or some similar Germanic source.
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burette bu·rette or bu·ret (byu-rět')
n.
A uniform-bore tube with fine gradations and a stopcock at the bottom, used especially in laboratory procedures for accurate fluid dispensing and measurement.

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burette   (by-rět')  Pronunciation Key 
A graduated glass tube having a tapered bottom with a valve. It is used especially in laboratories to pour a measured amount of liquid from one container into another.
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