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French Science Vocabulary

French Science Vocabulary

Here you will find a complete list of French science terms. You’ll find the words for the different areas of subject including biology and chemistry as well as an extensive list of the “tools of the laboratory” (l’équipement de laboratoire) terms. While many of these words are almost the same in French as English some are totally different and therefore require some more time for study.

Image: Woman looking through microscope.
  • la science science
  • la physique physics
  • la biologie biology
  • la chimie chemistry
  • la balance scale
  • le creuset crucible
  • la bouteille bottle
  • le bouchon stopper
  • la boîte de Pétrie petri dish
  • l’éprouvette test tube
  • le bouton de mise au point focusing knob
  • le porte-objet slide
  • la seringue syringe
  • le compte-gouttes (eye) dropper
  • la spatule spatula
  • le papier filtre filter paper
  • la pipette pipete
  • la pile battery
  • le laboratoire lab/laboratory
  • la balance à ressort spring balance
  • le trépied tripod
  • l’entonnoir funnel
  • la pince clamp
  • la chronomètre timer
  • le microscope microscope
  • la lentille de l’objectif objective lens
  • le miroir mirror
  • la pince fine tweezers
  • le forcepts forcepts
  • le mortier mortar
  • les lunettes de protection googles
  • l’aimant magnet
  • l’éléctrode négative italics
  • l’équipement de laboratoire tools of the laboratory
  • le bec Bunsen Bunsen burner
  • l’éxperience experiment
  • la fiole flask
  • le statif clamp stand
  • le support rack
  • l’oculaire eyepiece
  • la platine stage
  • le themomètre thermometer
  • le scalpel scalpel
  • la pince tongs
  • le pilon pestle
  • la pince crocodile crocodile clip
  • l’électrode positive positive electrode

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