from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A conical laboratory flask with a narrow neck and flat broad bottom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A glass laboratory flask of a conical profile with a narrow tubular neck and a flat bottom, used to manipulate solutions, or to carry out titrations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a thin glass flask, flat-bottomed and cone-shaped to allow of safely shaking its contents laterally without danger of spilling; -- so called from Erlenmeyer, a German chemist who invented it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a conical flask with a wide base and narrow neck
After Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer (1825-1909), German chemist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after the inventor, German chemist Richard Erlenmeyer, who created it in 1861. (Wiktionary)