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

First Known Use of Schiff's reagent

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Schiff's reagent

Hugo Schiff †1915 German chemist

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The first known use of Schiff's reagent was in 1897

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Schiff's reagent

noun
\ˌshifs- \
variants: or Schiff reagent \ˌshif- \

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

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