separatory

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

separatory (not comparable)

  1. Used to separate.
    A separatory funnel is a piece of laboratory glassware used in liquid-liquid extractions to separate (partition) the components of a mixture.

Noun[edit]

separatory (plural separatories)

  1. (obsolete, chemistry) An apparatus used in separating, such as a separating funnel.
  2. (obsolete, surgery) A surgical instrument for separating the pericranium from the cranium.