[ al-yoo-del ]
/ ˈæl yʊˌdɛl /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for aludel
In 1876, there were at Almaden, at the works at Buitrones, twenty such aludel furnaces and two Idria furnaces.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for aludel
/ (ˈæljʊˌdɛl) /
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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