murexide reaction

noun
variants: or murexide test

Definition of murexide reaction

: a reaction giving rise to murexide when uric acid or a related compound is heated with nitric acid and the product is treated with ammonia

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“Murexide reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/murexide%20reaction. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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