Geissler pump

noun

Definition of Geissler pump

: an air pump based on the principle of the Torricellian vacuum and having its vacuum produced by the flow of mercury back and forth between a fixed and a vertically adjustable reservoir

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after H. Geissler

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“Geissler pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geissler%20pump. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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