Meaning of Sprengel in English:

Sprengel

Pronunciation /ˈʃprɛŋ(ə)l/

noun

historical
  • Attributive in other compounds, and in the genitive, designating the same apparatus.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of Hermann Johannes Philip Sprengel, German-born British chemist, who developed a vacuum pump in 1865 and an apparatus for measuring specific gravity in 1873.