Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

French, diminutive of buire, vase for liquors, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • *checks hernesheir's resulting list and gets over it*

    December 10, 2010

  • *feels guilt*

    December 10, 2010

  • Not too subtle - just caught me at a busy time.

    December 9, 2010

  • Was I too subtle?

    December 9, 2010

  • Perhaps in the coming day or two a list will appear.

    December 9, 2010

  • Niiiiiice...

    December 9, 2010

  • Yes, yes. Someone should.

    *eyes hernesheir*

    December 9, 2010

  • Someone should start a list of laboratory glass and apparatuses.

    December 9, 2010