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fume hood

Syllabification: fume hood

Definition of fume hood in English:

noun

US
A ventilated enclosure in a chemistry laboratory, in which harmful volatile chemicals can be used or kept.
Example sentences
  • I didn't have any of the things that I use more often now - no hexane, no ethyl acetate or any of the other dozen solvents under my fume hood.
  • To extract fecal cortisol, I evaporated off excess ethanol by leaving samples overnight under a fume hood and then freeze-dried the samples.
  • Science rooms at Wilson Middle School in Muncie, Indiana, include a fume hood, enabling students and staff to work with chemicals in a safe, well ventilated area.

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