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Schiff's reagent

Schiff's reagent

noun \ˈshifs-\

Definition of SCHIFF'S REAGENT

:  a solution of fuchsine decolorized by treatment with sulfur dioxide that gives a useful test for aldehydes because they restore the dye's color —called also Schiff reagent, \ˈshif-\ — compare feulgen reaction

Origin of SCHIFF'S REAGENT

Hugo Schiff †1915 German chemist
First Known Use: 1897

Schiff's reagent

noun \ˌshifs-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCHIFF'S REAGENT

:  a solution of fuchsin decolorized by treatment with sulfur dioxide that gives a useful test for aldehydes because they restore the reddish violet color of the dye—compare feulgen reaction

Variants of SCHIFF'S REAGENT

Schiff's reagent or Schiff reagent \ˌshif-\

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