Definition of borosilicate in English:

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borosilicate

Pronunciation: /ˌbôrəˈsilikit/ Pronunciation: /-ˌkāt/

noun

[usually as modifier]
A low-melting-point glass made from a mixture of silica and boric oxide (B2O3).
Example sentences
  • The region of the TLC lane containing the corticosterone was scraped and the silica collected into a borosilicate glass tube.
  • Some well-known borosilicate glasses are Jena, Pyrex, Durax, and Thermoglass.
  • The aliquots of lipids were placed into borosilicate glass tubes, dried with an argon stream, and kept under vacuum for at least 2 h to remove the remains of chloroform.

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Syllabification: bo·ro·sil·i·cate

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