Sprengel tube

noun

: a glass U tube with two capillary ends bent at right angles for use in determining specific gravity especially of oils and fats by weighing it first filled with the substance to be tested and then filled with water compare pycnometer

Word History

Etymology

after H. J. P. Sprengel

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“Sprengel tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sprengel%20tube. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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