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test-tube


adjective

  1. produced in or as if in a test tube; synthetic or experimental.

noun

  1. a hollow cylinder of thin glass with one end closed, used in chemical and biological experimentation and analysis.

noun

  1. a cylindrical round-bottomed glass tube open at one end: used in scientific experiments
  2. (modifier) made synthetically in, or as if in, a test tubea test-tube product

n.1809, from test (n.) + tube (n.). So called because it originally was used to test the properties of liquids. Test-tube baby is recorded from 1935. adj.

  1. Produced or cultivated in a test tube.
  2. Conceived by or developed from fertilization in laboratory apparatus or by artificial insemination.

n.

  1. A clear, cylindrical glass tube usually open at one end and rounded at the other, used in laboratory experimentation.

  1. A cylindrical tube of clear glass, usually open at one end and rounded at the other, used as a container for small amounts of a substance in laboratory tests and experiments.
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