Schiff's reagent

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noun \ˈshifs-\

Definition of Schiff's reagent

  1. :  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 and Etymology of schiff's reagent

Hugo Schiff †1915 German chemist


First Known Use: 1897


Medical Dictionary

Schiff's reagent

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noun \ˌshifs-\
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Schiff reagent

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Medical Definition of Schiff's reagent

  1. :  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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