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reagent

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noun re·agent \rē-ˈā-jənt\

Simple Definition of reagent

  • chemistry : a substance that is used to test for the presence of another substance by causing a chemical reaction with it

Full Definition of reagent

  1. :  a substance used (as in detecting or measuring a component, in preparing a product, or in developing photographs) because of its chemical or biological activity

Origin of reagent

New Latin reagent-, reagens, present participle of reagere to react — more at react


First Known Use: 1797

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reagent

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noun re·agent \rē-ˈā-jənt\

Medical Definition of reagent

  1. 1:  a substance used (as in detecting or measuring a component, in preparing a product, or in developing photographs) because of its chemical or biological activity

  2. 2:  reactor 1b




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