test-tube

[ test-toob, -tyoob ]SEE DEFINITION OF test-tube

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From early dawn to midnight I bent over the test-tube and the furnace.

Pour off the water, add more water, and place in a test-tube.

Place a few drops in a test-tube, and heat cautiously over a spirit-lamp, and when it boils remove, and inhale by the nose.

But it will be the test-tube and not the cogwheel that will make the money.

I top the test-tube with another tube, the width of the neck of a claret bottle.

The test-tube with the white of egg showed me a similar exodus.

If instead of a test-tube a bottle had been taken, the result would have been the same.

With a dropper he sucked up a bit of the liquid from the test-tube.

In other words, he has not rendered them in terms of the test-tube.

The doctor was fumbling with a test-tube, from which some heavy fumes were issuing.

WORD ORIGIN

1809, from test (n.) + tube (n.). So called because it originally was used to test the properties of liquids. Test-tube baby is recorded from 1935.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TEST-TUBE

in vitro

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