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tetrazolium

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noun tet·ra·zo·li·um \ˌte-trə-ˈzō-lē-əm\

Definition of tetrazolium

  1. :  a monovalent cation or group CH3N4 that is analogous to ammonium; also :  any of several of its derivatives used especially as electron acceptors to test for metabolic activity in living cells



Origin and Etymology of tetrazolium

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary tetrazole (CH2N4)


First Known Use: 1895


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tetrazolium

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noun tet·ra·zo·li·um \ˌte-trə-ˈzō-lē-əm\

Medical Definition of tetrazolium

  1. :  a monovalent cation or group CH3N4 that is analogous to ammonium; also :  any of several of its derivatives used especially as electron acceptors to test for metabolic activity in living cells




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