cuvette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cuvette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuvette (plural cuvettes)

  1. a pot, bucket, or basin, in which molten plate glass is carried from the melting pot to the casting table
  2. (military) a cunette
  3. (analytical chemistry) a small vessel with at least two flat and transparent sides, used to hold a liquid sample to be analysed in the light path of a spectrometer
    • 2015 August 15, “Spatial and Temporal Control of Cavitation Allows High In Vitro Transfection Efficiency in the Absence of Transfection Reagents or Contrast Agents”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0134247:
      The cell / DNA mixtures were nucleoporated in 1 cm transfection cuvettes according to a predefined program on the Nucleofactor.
  4. an inner lid of a timepiece

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cuve +‎ -ette

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ky.vɛt/
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Noun[edit]

cuvette f (plural cuvettes)

  1. basin, bowl; washbowl
  2. basin, washbasin (in bathroom)
  3. pan (of toilet)
  4. (photography) dish
  5. (geology) basin

Descendants[edit]

  • English: cuvette
  • German: Küvette
  • Romanian: chiuvetă

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