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cuvette

[koo-vet, kyoo-] /kuˈvɛt, kyu-/
noun
1.
Also, curvette. Also called chevee. a gemstone with a raised, cameolike figure or design carved on its hollowed surface.
2.
Chemistry. a tube or vessel used in laboratory experimentation.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < French, diminutive of cuve vat ≪ Latin cūpa. See cup, -ette
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Examples for cuvette
  • Fill a cuvette, similar to the calibration cuvette, with sample.
  • Hold the cuvette in place until the entire teardrop shaped cavity is filled with blood.
  • The cuvette is mounted on a two-axis translation stage to allow repeatable probing at different spatial locations.
  • Empty leaf cuvette samples were also collected to test for carryover effects.
British Dictionary definitions for cuvette

cuvette

/kjuːˈvɛt/
noun
1.
a shallow dish or vessel for holding liquid
Word Origin
C17: from French, diminutive of cuve cask, from Latin cupa
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cuvette in Medicine

cuvette cu·vette (kyōō'vět)
n.
A small, transparent, often tubular laboratory vessel.

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