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French to English translations [PRO] Science - Science (general) / laboratory equipment/furniture
French term or phrase:Paillasse avec bénitier
Paillasse avec bénitier ou à proximité d’un évier
Arrivée de gaz (oxygène et/ou azote)
This is taken from a description of the equipment etc. needed for setting up a laboratory.
It's clearly referring to some sort of integrated sink/water supply or whatever, but I wondered if there is a special term for it in the context of lab tables? I know that a 'bénitier' is usually a 'font' - but I can't imagine this being the right word for a lab table! Can anyone help?
It turned out that these were in fact lab tables - although they could equally have been benches, as suggested by other answerers. Many thanks to all contributors - some very useful info. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: The "benitier" in this context is a small sink (called "cupsink") usually located at the back of the bench with generally only one cold water faucet. It is used for small quantities liquid disposal or water use.
I would translate:
Bench with cupsink or adjacent to a sink.