Definition of cuvette in English:


Line breaks: cu|vette
Pronunciation: /kjuːˈvɛt


  • A straight-sided clear container for holding liquid samples in a spectrophotometer or other instrument.
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    • 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.


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

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