Vigreux column

noun

Vi·​greux column
vēˈgrə̄-
: a long unpacked glass tube for use in laboratory fractional distillation that is characterized by many deep pointed indentations in its sidewall and has an opening at the top for a thermometer and a side arm near the top for attachment to a condenser

Word History

Etymology

probably after Léon Vigreux †1891 French hydraulic engineer

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“Vigreux column.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vigreux%20column. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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