Nansen bottle

noun
Nan·​sen bottle | \ ˈnan(t)sən- \

Definition of Nansen bottle

: an apparatus used in oceanographic studies for collecting water samples at predetermined depths

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History and Etymology for Nansen bottle

after Fridtjof Nansen †1930 Norwegian explorer and statesman

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“Nansen bottle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nansen%20bottle. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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