Definition of Woulfe bottle in English:

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Woulfe bottle

Pronunciation: /wʊlf/


A glass bottle with two or more necks, used for passing gases through liquids.
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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