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burette

[byoo-ret] /byʊˈrɛt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1475-1485
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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British Dictionary definitions for burettes

burette

/bjʊˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a graduated glass tube with a stopcock on one end for dispensing and transferring known volumes of fluids, esp liquids
Word Origin
C15: from French: cruet, oil can, from Old French buire ewer, of Germanic origin; compare Old English būc pitcher, belly
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Word Origin and History for burettes

burette

n.

1836, from French burette "small vase, cruet," diminutive of buire "vase for liquors," in Old French "jug," variant of buie (12c.) "bottle, water jog," from Frankish *buk- or some similar Germanic source (see bucket (n.)). As a laboratory measuring tube, from 1836.

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burettes in Medicine

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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burettes in Science
burette
  (by-rět')   
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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