bunsen

bunsen

n. 1. same as bunsen burner; a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air.
Syn. -- bunsen burner, etna.
[WordNet 1.5]

Bun"sen burn"er

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Bun"sen's burn"er

(Chem.), 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.
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