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Erlenmeyer flask

[ ur-luhn-mahy-er, er- ]
/ ˈɜr lənˌmaɪ ər, ˈɛr- /
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noun

a flask having a wide base, narrow neck, and conical form, convenient in laboratory experimentation for swirling liquids by hand.

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Origin of Erlenmeyer flask

1885–90; named after E. Erlenmeyer (died 1909), German chemist
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British Dictionary definitions for Erlenmeyer flask

Erlenmeyer flask
/ (ˈɜːlənˌmaɪə) /

noun

a flask, for use in a laboratory, with a narrow neck, wide base, and conical shape; conical flask
C19: named after Emil Erlenmeyer (1825–1909), German chemist
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