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Bunsen burner

Pronunciation: bŭn′sĕn bern′ĕr

Definition: A gas lamp supplied with lateral openings admitting sufficient air so that the carbon is completely burned, thus giving a very hot but only slightly luminous flame.

[RW Bunsen, 1811–1899]

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