(US also buret)
A graduated glass tube with a tap at one end, for delivering known volumes of a liquid, especially in titrations.
- A buret (also spelled burette) is a long glass tube open at both ends, that is used to measure out precise volumes of liquids or gases.
- A buret is a long tube with volume markings for precise measurement and a stopcock at the bottom to control the flow of liquid.
- For example, burettes and spectro photometers are chemical instruments - one measures volume and the other measures absorbance.
Mid 19th century: from French, from buire 'jug', of Germanic origin; related to German Bauch 'stomach'.
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