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also bu·ret  (byo͝o-rĕt′)
A glass tube with fine, volumetric graduations and a stopcock at the bottom, used especially in laboratory procedures for accurate fluid dispensing and measurement.

[French, diminutive of buire, vase for liquors, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin.]


(bjʊˈrɛt) or


(Chemistry) a graduated glass tube with a stopcock on one end for dispensing and transferring known volumes of fluids, esp liquids
[C15: from French: cruet, oil can, from Old French buire ewer, of Germanic origin; compare Old English būc pitcher, belly]


or bu•ret


a graduated glass tube with a stopcock at the bottom, used in a laboratory to measure or dispense liquids.
[1475–85; < French: cruet, burette (Old French biurete), derivative of buire ewer, flagon]


A glass tube with fine gradations and with a tapered bottom that has a valve. It is used especially in laboratories to pour a measured amount of liquid from one container into another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burette - measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottomburette - measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom; used for titration
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something


[bjʊəˈrɛt] nburetta
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1 M potassium permanganate at 60[degrees]C, using a microburette to a faint violet colour that was stable for at least 15 seconds and a standard curve was plotted.