aludel

aludel

[al-yoo-del]
noun Chemistry.
one of a series of pearshaped vessels of earthenware or glass, open at both ends and fitted one above the other, for recovering the sublimates produced during sublimation.

Origin:
1550–60; < Middle French < Spanish < Arabic al the + uthāl, variant of ithāl, plural of athlah piece of apparatus

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aludel (ˈæljʊˌdɛl)
 
n
chem a pear-shaped vessel, open at both ends, formerly used with similar vessels for collecting condensates, esp of subliming mercury
 
[C16: via Old French from Spanish, from Arabic al-uthāl the vessel]

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