Meaning of Welsbach burner

Wels'bach burn"er

Pronunciation: (welz'bak, -bäk Ger. vels'bäkh), [key]
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  1. a brand of gaslight consisting essentially of a Bunsen burner on which an incombustible mantle composed of thoria and some ceria becomes brilliantly incandescent when exposed to flame.
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