Definition of Erlenmeyer flask in English:

Erlenmeyer flask

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Pronunciation: /ˈəːlənˌmʌɪə
 
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noun

  • A conical flat-bottomed laboratory flask with a narrow neck.
    More example sentences
    • Wheat leaf segments floating on nutrient solution were incubated in Erlenmeyer flasks in permanent light.
    • Five-day-old seedlings were transferred to rubber stoppers that were mounted on 1 - L Erlenmeyer flasks, one seedling per flask.
    • These solid-solution mixtures were placed in 250-ml Erlenmeyer flasks and agitated in an isothermal shaker at constant temperature of for 24 hr.

Origin

late 19th century: named after Emil Erlenmeyer (1825–1909), German chemist.

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