reagent

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re·agent

noun \rē-ˈā-jənt\

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

:  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

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

re·agent

noun \rē-ˈā-jənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical 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
2
: reactor 1b

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