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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


alembic (Arabic) an ancient distilling apparatus.
alembication processing with an alembic.
bolthead a straight-necked distillation vessel or flask.
bunsen a type of burner.
buret (Fr.) an apparatus for delivering measured quantities of liquid.
burette (Fr.) an apparatus for delivering measured quantities of liquid or for measuring the quantity of liquid or gas received or discharged.
carb (Short for) a carburettor.
carbureter an apparatus for charging a gas with carbon compounds.
carburetor an apparatus for charging a gas with carbon compounds.
carburetter an apparatus for charging a gas with carbon compounds.
carburettor an apparatus for charging a gas with carbon compounds.
carby (Aust.) short for carburettor.
commutator a thing which commutes; spec. a device for commutating an electric current.
corkborer an instrument for boring holes in cork to receive glass tubes used in chemistry.
crucible a heat-resistant vessel.
cucurbit a chemical vessel used in a still or alembic.
cucurbital of or like a cucurbit.
elutor a vessel used for elution.
etna a vessel for heating liquids.
exsiccator a drying agent or apparatus.
gasifier a device for gasifying, converting into gas.
limbec (Spenser) an ancient distilling apparatus.
limbeck (Spenser) an ancient distilling apparatus.
matrass a long-necked round-bodied chemical flask, used for distilling.
mattrass a long-necked round-bodied chemical flask, used for distilling.
micropipet a very fine pipet.
micropipette a very fine pipette.
pipet a tube for transferring and measuring fluids.
pipette a tube for transferring and measuring fluids; (verb) to transfer, measure, draw off or out, (a liquid or gas) with a pipette.
ringstand a stand for chemical vessels, with rings clamped to a vertical rod.
steeper a vessel for steeping in.
triturator an apparatus for triturating.
watchglass a small dish used for holding small amounts of a solution.