• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Separatory (Surg) A surgical instrument for separating the pericranium from the cranium.
    • Separatory (Chem) An apparatus used in separating, as a separating funnel.
    • a Separatory Separative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • separatory Causing or used in separation; effecting separation; separative: as, separatory ducts.
    • n separatory A chemical vessel for separating liquids of different specific gravity; a separator. See separator, 2 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Separatory a chemical vessel for separating liquids of different specific gravities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. séparatoire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. separāre, -ātumse-, aside, parāre, to put.


In literature:

Separatory funnel containing the unfiltered fluid.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Cool and filter into a separatory funnel, washing with cold water.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Pour the filtrate into a separatory funnel, add an equal volume of ether and two volumes of water.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Wash into a separatory funnel with 50 per cent.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen