Definition of Woulfe bottle in English:

Woulfe bottle

Line breaks: Woulfe bot¦tle
Pronunciation: /wʊlf


  • A glass bottle with two or more necks, used for passing gases through liquids.
    More example sentences
    • Two Woulfe bottles, each containing three liters of Modified CW medium with 0.3 g ion-exchange resin, were inoculated with a seed suspension of B. pertussis prepared as described in Example 1.
    • The second Woulfe bottle and the receiver must each be provided with a siphon safety tube charged with a very short column of mercury.
    • Connect the flask at once, by means of corks, glass tubes and rubber stoppers, with a Woulfe bottle of the capacity of 500 Cc


early 19th century: named after Peter Woulfe (circa1727–1803), English chemist.

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