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alembic

División en sílabas: a·lem·bic
Pronunciación: /əˈlembik
 
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Definición de alembic en inglés:

sustantivo

A distilling apparatus, now obsolete, consisting of a rounded, necked flask and a cap with a long beak for condensing and conveying the products to a receiver.
Example sentences
  • The ‘limbeck’ is an alembic, a piece of distilling apparatus known also to alchemists.
  • Its insignia was two alembics with spouts crossed against a benzene ring.
  • The condensation visible when an object is heated in an alembic was sometimes called the queen's tears.

Origen

Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin alembicus, from Arabic al-'anbīḳ, from al- 'the' + 'anbīḳ 'still' (from Greek ambix, ambik- 'cup, cap of a still').

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