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bunsen burner


Noun Phrase
Bun=sen burn=er


bunsen burner,  
     a kind of burner, invented by Professor Bunsen of Heidelberg, consisting of a straight tube, four or five inches in length, having small holes for the entrance of air at the bottom. Illuminating gas being also admitted at the bottom, a mixture of gas and air is formed which burns at the top with a feebly luminous but intensely hot flame.  [1913 Webster]


bunsen burner, n. a small adjustable gas burner used in scientific work as a source of great heat.

R. W. Bunsen, Ger. chemist d. 1899

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