American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small laboratory burner consisting of a vertical metal tube connected to a gas source and producing a very hot flame from a mixture of gas and air let in through adjustable holes at the base.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See the nouns.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Chem.) a kind of burner, invented by Professor Bunsen of Heidelberg, consisting of a straight tube, four or five inches in length, having small holes for the entrance of air at the bottom. Illuminating gas being also admitted at the bottom, a mixture of gas and air is formed which burns at the top with a feebly luminous but intensely hot flame.
- n. a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air
- Named for Robert Wilhelm Bunsen. (Wiktionary)
- After Robert Wilhelm Bunsen. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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