from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A uniform-bore glass 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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- n. A glass tube with fine gradations and a stopcock at the bottom, used in laboratory procedures for accurate fluid dispensing and titration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apparatus for delivering measured quantities of liquid or for measuring the quantity of liquid or gas received or discharged. It consists essentially of a graduated glass tube, usually furnished with a small aperture and stopcock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel for containing liquids, usually pear-shaped or flask-shaped, with or without a handle; specifically, in English, an altar-cruet having this form.
- n. In chem., a tube, usually graduated to fractions of a centimeter, used for accurately measuring out small quantities of a solution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom; used for titration
French, diminutive of buire, vase for liquors, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)