One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A glass bottle with two or more necks, used for passing gases through liquids.
- ‘Connect the flask at once, by means of corks, glass tubes and rubber stoppers, with a Woulfe bottle of the capacity of 500 Cc’
- ‘The second Woulfe bottle and the receiver must each be provided with a siphon safety tube charged with a very short column of mercury.’
- ‘Two Woulfe bottles, each containing three liters of Modified CW medium with 0.3 g ion-exchange resin, were inoculated with a seed suspension of B. pertussis prepared as described in Example 1.’
Early 19th century: named after Peter Woulfe ( c 1727–1803), English chemist.
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