Aludel definition

alyo͝odel
(chem.) A pear-shaped vessel open at both ends so that several such vessels may be fitted into one another to form a series: used in the sublimation of iodine, in condensing mercury vapor, etc.
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A pear-shaped pot with an opening at each end, formerly used for sublimation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aludel
Plural:
aludels

Origin of aludel

  • From Medieval Latin aludel, from Arabic الأثال al-ʾuṯāl, ‘the sublimation-vessel’.

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