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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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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  • 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.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881


British Dictionary definitions for aludel


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

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