- 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 of aludel
1550–60; < Middle French < Spanish < Arabic al the + uthāl, variant of ithāl, plural of athlah piece of apparatus
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The first cost is stated to be more than ten times greater than that of an aludel furnace, while the capacity is only 50 per cent.
- 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