flask

A small receptacle, usually of glass, used for holding liquids, powder, or gases. [M.E. keg, fr. Fr. flasque, fr. Germanic]
- casting f. SYN: refractory f..
- crown f. SYN: denture f..
- denture f. a sectional metal boxlike case in which a sectional mold is made of plaster of Paris or artificial stone for the purpose of compressing and curing dentures or other resinous restorations. SYN: crown f..
- Dewar f. a glass vessel, often silvered, with two walls, the space between which is evacuated; used for maintaining materials at constant temperature or, more usually, at low temperature. SYN: vacuum f..
- Erlenmeyer f. a f. with a broad base, conical body, and narrow neck; so shaped that its liquid content can be shaken laterally without spilling.
- Fernbach f. a f. used in microbial fermentations where a large surface area of the liquid substrate is required.
- Florence f. a globular long-necked bottle of thin glass used for holding water or other liquid in laboratory work.
- hatching f. a f. painted a dark color so that only a small area of dechlorinated water at the top is exposed to light in simulation of pond water conditions, which stimulate hatching of any live schistosome eggs in fresh stool and urine sediment added to the f.; the released miracidium larvae will be searching for appropriate snail intermediate hosts.
- injection f. a denture f. designed so as to permit the forced flow of denture base material from a reservoir into the mold after the f. is closed and during curing.
- refractory f. a metal tube in which a refractory mold is made for casting metal dental restorations or appliances. SYN: casting f., casting ring.
- vacuum f. SYN: Dewar f..
- volumetric f. a narrow-necked f. calibrated to contain or to deliver a definite amount of liquid.

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flask 'flask n a container often somewhat narrowed toward the outlet and often fitted with a closure: as
a) any of various usu. blown-glass vessels used for technical purposes in a laboratory
b) a metal container in which the materials used to form a dental restoration (as a denture) are processed
flask vt to place (a denture) in a flask for processing

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(flask) 1. a container, such as a narrow-necked vessel of glass for containing liquid. 2. a metal case in which the materials used in the creation of artificial dentures are placed for processing. 3. to place a denture in a flask for processing.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Flask — Flask, n. [AS. flasce, flaxe; akin to D. flesch, OHG. flasca, G. flasche, Icel. & Sw. flaska, Dan. flaske, OF. flasche, LL. flasca, flasco; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel, Gr. ?, ?, ?. Cf. {Flagon}, {Flasket}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flask — may refer to: *Vacuum flask a container designed to keep warm drinks warm and refrigerated drinks cold *Hip flask, a small container used to carry a small amount of liquid *Laboratory flask, laboratory glassware for holding larger volumes than… …   Wikipedia

  • Flask — est une architecture de sécurité pour un système d exploitation qui fournit un support flexible des polices de sécurité. C est un acronyme de Flux Advanced Security Kernel. Portion de texte anglais à traduire en frança …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flask — [flask] n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; mot angl. → 2. Flasque (3.). ❖ ♦ Anglic. Flacon plat d eau de vie qu on porte sur soi. || Un flask de cognac. 0 Et puis l Américaine sortit de sa poche revolver un flask de whisky. René Fallet, le Triporteur, p. 86. ❖ HOM …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • flask — ► NOUN 1) a narrow necked conical or spherical bottle. 2) Brit. a vacuum flask. 3) a hip flask. 4) (also nuclear flask) a lead lined container for radioactive nuclear waste. ORIGIN Latin flasca cask or bottle …   English terms dictionary

  • flask — [flask, fläsk] n. [ME < ML flasco & OE flasce, both < LL flasco (gen. flasconis) < flasca < Gmc * flasko, bottle, wicker enclosed jug, prob. < base of OHG flechtan, to weave: for IE base see FLAX] 1. any small, bottle shaped… …   English World dictionary

  • flask|et — «FLAS kiht, FLAHS », noun. 1. a long, shallow basket. 2. a small flask: »a flasket richly chased (Scott). ╂[< Old North French flasquet, Old French flachet (diminutive) < flasque < Late Latin flasca flask; origin …   Useful english dictionary

  • FLASK — est une architecture de sécurité pour un système d exploitation qui fournit un support flexible des polices de sécurité. C est un acronyme de Flux Advanced Security Kernel. Portion de texte anglais à traduire en français …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flask — [fla:sk US flæsk] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: flasco] 1.) BrE a special type of bottle that you use to keep liquids either hot or cold, for example when travelling = ↑Thermos 2.) a ↑hip flask 3.) a glass bottle with a narrow top,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flask — flask·et; flask; …   English syllables

  • Flask — Flask. См. Опока. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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