lacmoid

noun

lac·​moid
variants or less commonly lackmoid
ˈlakˌmȯid
plural -s
: a violet-blue dye resembling litmus that is made by the action of nitrites on resorcinol and is used as an indicator in titration

Word History

Etymology

lacmoid, International Scientific Vocabulary lacm- (from lacmus) + -oid; probably originally formed as German lakmoid; lackmoid, alteration of lacmoid

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“Lacmoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lacmoid. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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