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Mortar and pestle

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13. Mortar and pestle - Chemical lab apparatus

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204 - Mortar and Pestle

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20. Using mortar and pestle - Chemical lab apparatus

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Mortar and Pestle Jlab

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Fisher Scientific Mortar Grinder Model 155

Mortar and pestle are implements used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder in the kitchen, medicine and pharmacy. The mortar is a bowl, typically made of hard wood, metal, ceramic, or hard stone, such as granite. The pestle is a heavy and blunt club-shaped object. The substance to be ground, which may be wet or dry, is placed in the mortar, where the pestle is pressed and rotated onto it until the desired texture is achieved.
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