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A small, transparent, often tubular laboratory vessel.

[French , diminutive of cuve, tub, from Latin cūpa; see cupola.]
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a shallow dish or vessel for holding liquid
[C17: from French, diminutive of cuve cask, from Latin cupa]
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(kuˈvɛt, kyu-)

a tube or vessel used in a laboratory.
[1670–80; < French, diminutive of cuve vat « Latin cūpa. See cup, -ette]
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The research showed that the injection of 2 x [10.sup.-3] mol/l of Compound I into the aggregometer cuvet during 5 min of inductors makes platelet aggregation increase on average by 9.7% (P = 0.006) for ADP and 8.3% (P = 0.005) for collagen that two times exceeds etamsylate indicators.
Three tenders for the supply of (a) a Cuvet (an instrument to measure hemoglobin), (b) a special quality label to separate blood classes, also (c) chemicals for the Genetics Center.
Measurements were performed using a spectrophotometer (Varian Cary 300 Scan UV-Visible) with a 5-cm length sample cuvet. The limits of detection (LOD) were 10 [micro]g [L.sup.-1] for P[O.sup.3-.sub.4] and 2 [micro]g [L.sup.-1] for N[H.sup.+.sub.4] and N[O.sup.-.sub.2].
1 ml of the sample to be tested was taken into a cuvet and 4 ml of distilled water is added.
To register performance aggregatogram, 240 [micro]L of platelet-enriched plasma was put into cuvet, heated in the aggremeter incubator up to 37[degrees]C for 1-2 min, and then 10 [micro]L of aggregation inducer was added.
Trypsin inhibitor assay (Detection 410 nm, Tris-HCl as buffer) in both ELIZA test and cuvet was done with using Na-benzoyl-L-arginine-4-nitroanilide (L-BAPA) as a substrate.
A part of the aqueous clear color solution was then transferred into cuvet for absorbance measurement at 532 nm using the UV-vis spectrophotometer (UV mini 1240, Shimadzu Co., Japan).
of serum and, using an automatic cuvet positioner and recorder as well as an automatic diluter, more than 60 determinations can be carried out in 1 hr.