Meaning of Meker burner

Mek'er burn"er

Pronunciation: (mek'ur), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a gas burner similar to the Bunsen burner but producing a hotter flame by virtue of having at its mouth a metal screen to allow a more intimate mixture of air and gas.
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