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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bun′sen burn′er(n.)

  1. a gas burner with a hot flame, commonly used in laboratories.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of Bunsen burner:

1865–70; after R. W. Bunsen

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunsen burner, bunsen, etna(noun)

    a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air


  1. Bunsen burner(Noun)

    a small laboratory gas burner whose air supply may be controlled with an adjustable hole

  2. Origin: Named for Robert Wilhelm Bunsen.


  1. Bunsen burner

    A Bunsen burner, named after Robert Bunsen, is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame, which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. The gas can be natural gas or a liquefied petroleum gas, such as propane, butane, or a mixture of both.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bunsen Burner

    a small gas-jet above which is screwed a brass tube with holes at the bottom of it to let in air, which burns with the gas, and causes at the top a non-luminous flame; largely used in chemical operations.


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