boiling tube

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "boiling tube":
singular boiling tube plural boiling tubes science
a glass container used in scientific experiments, consisting of a wide tube that is open at one end only. Boiling tubes are similar to test tubes but they are larger.

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