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- n. An apparatus for evaporating liquids; an evaporator
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A double-walled copper vessel containing water and employed in evaporating water from blood-serum, etc.: used in bacteriological laboratories.
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The inspissator is supported on adjustable legs so that the serum may be solidified at any desired "slant," and is heated from below by a Bunsen burner controlled by a thermo-regulator.
The serum inspissator (Fig. 110) in its simplest form is a double-walled rectangular copper box, closed in by a loose glass lid, and cased in felt or asbestos -- the space between the walls is filled with water.
Tube, and stiffen at 100° C. in the serum inspissator.
Solidify in the sloping position in the inspissator at 75° C. for one hour.
Great care must be taken to avoid the inclusion of air bubbles -- indeed if only a few tubes are filled at one time, it is a good plan to stand them upright in the receiver of an air pump and to exhaust as completely as possible before transferring to the serum inspissator.
On the third day, heat the tubes, in a sloping position, in a serum inspissator to about 72° C. (A coagulum is formed at this temperature which is fairly transparent; above 72° C., a thick turbid coagulum is formed.) [Illustration: FIG.