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 and Etymology of schiff's reagent

Hugo Schiff †1915 German chemist


Medical Dictionary

Schiff's reagent

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