Pronunciation: (des'i-kā"tur), [key]
1. an apparatus for drying fruit, milk, etc.
a. an apparatus for absorbing the moisture present in a chemical substance.
b. an airtight, usually glass container containing calcium chloride or some other drying agent for absorbing the moisture of another substance placed in the container.
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