aludel

[ al-yoo-del ]
/ ˈæl yʊˌdɛl /

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.

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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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aludel
/ (ˈæljʊˌdɛl) /

noun

chem a pear-shaped vessel, open at both ends, formerly used with similar vessels for collecting condensates, esp of subliming mercury

Word Origin for aludel

C16: via Old French from Spanish, from Arabic al-uthāl the vessel
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