Soxhlet extractor

noun
variants: or less commonly Soxhlet

Definition of Soxhlet extractor 

: soxhlet apparatus especially : the cylindrical extraction tube

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History and Etymology for Soxhlet extractor

after Franz von Soxhlet †1926

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