[er-lahng-uh n] /ˈɛr lɑŋ ən/
a city in Bavaria, S Germany.
a town in central Germany, in Bavaria: university (1743). Pop: 102 449 (2003 est)
[ur-lang-er] /ˈɜr læŋ ər/ noun 1. Joseph, 1874–1965, U.S. physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1944. 2. a city in N Kentucky. /ˈɜːlæŋə/ noun 1. Joseph. 1874–1965, US physiologist. He shared a Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1944) with Gasser for their work on the electrical signs of nervous activity Erlanger Er·lang·er (ûr’lāng’ər), Joseph. 1874-1965. […]
[ur-luh n-mahy-er, er-] /ˈɜr lənˌmaɪ ər, ˈɛr-/ noun 1. a flask having a wide base, narrow neck, and conical form, convenient in laboratory experimentation for swirling liquids by hand. /ˈɜːlənˌmaɪə/ noun 1. a flask, for use in a laboratory, with a narrow neck, wide base, and conical shape; conical flask
[url-king] /ˈɜrlˌkɪŋ/ noun, (in German and Scandinavian mythology) 1. a spirit or personified natural power that works mischief, especially to children. /ˈɜːlˌkɪŋ/ noun 1. (German myth) a malevolent spirit who carries children off to death
1797, in Scott’s translation of Goethe, from German Erl-könig, literally “alder-king,” Herder’s erroneous translation of Danish ellerkonge “king of the elves.” Cf. German Eller, Erle “alder” (see alder).