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crucible

 [kroo´sĭ-b'l]
a vessel for melting, burning, or dehydrating substances at high temperatures.

cru·ci·ble

(krū'si-bil),
A vessel used as a container for reactions or experimental procedures at high temperatures.
[Mediev. L. crucibulum, a night lamp, later, a melting pot]

crucible

/cru·ci·ble/ (kroo´sĭ-b'l) a vessel for melting refractory substances.

crucible

[kro̅o̅′səbəl]
a cone-shaped vessel made of a refractory material, used in chemistry to melt or calcine materials at temperatures too high for other laboratory equipment to tolerate.

crucible (kroo´sibəl),

n a vessel or container that will withstand high heat and is used for melting or holding material.
crucible crushing strength,
crucible former (sprue base),
n the stand or base into which a sprued pattern is placed. It establishes the shape or form of the hollowed-out end of the investment in the casting ring, which will receive the molten metal on its course through the sprue hole. See also sprue former.

crucible

a vessel for melting refractory substances.