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a stoppered bottle with bottom outlet, used as a reservoir for constant infusions; air enters only by bubbling through a tube extending down through the stopper almost to the bottom; a partial vacuum thus supports the variable height of liquid above the air inlet, providing a constant gravity head for outflow.
Mariotte,Edmé, French physicist, 1620-1684.
Mariotte blind spot - an oval area of the ocular fundus devoid of light receptors where the axons of the retinal ganglion cell converge to form the optic nerve head. Synonym(s): optic disk
Mariotte bottle - a stoppered bottle with bottom outlet, used as a reservoir for constant infusions.
Mariotte experiment - an experiment that proves the absence of photoreceptors where the optic nerve enters the eye.
Mariotte law - Synonym(s): Boyle law