Definition of cuvette in English:

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cuvette

Pronunciation: /kyo͞oˈvet/

noun

Biochemistry
A straight-sided, optically clear container for holding liquid samples in a spectrophotometer or other instrument.
Example sentences
  • A paddle cuvette stirrer was placed in the quartz cuvette containing the liposome suspension.
  • The sample powders were packed in the cuvettes or tubes, and the remaining liquid nitrogen was removed carefully.
  • All experiments were made in quartz cuvettes, and the sample solutions were kept at constant stirring during the measurements.

Origin

Early 18th century: from French, diminutive of cuve 'cask', from Latin cupa.

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Syllabification: cu·vette

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