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test tube

noun [C]
 
 
a glass tube that is closed at one end and is used in scientific experimentsLaboratory equipment
Translations of “test tube”
in Korean 시험관…
in Arabic أُنْبوب اِخْتِبار…
in Portuguese tubo de ensaio, proveta…
in Catalan proveta, tub d’assaig…
in Japanese 試験管…
in Italian provetta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 試管…
in Russian пробирка…
in Turkish deney tüpü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 试管…
in Polish probówka…
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