ninhydrin

noun
nin·​hy·​drin | \ nin-ˈhī-drən How to pronounce ninhydrin (audio) \

Definition of ninhydrin

: a poisonous crystalline oxidizing agent C9H6O4 used especially as an analytical reagent

First Known Use of ninhydrin

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ninhydrin

from Ninhydrin, a trademark

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“Ninhydrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ninhydrin. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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ninhydrin

noun
nin·​hy·​drin | \ nin-ˈhī-drən How to pronounce ninhydrin (audio) \

Medical Definition of ninhydrin

: a poisonous crystalline oxidizing agent C9H6O4 used especially as an analytical reagent

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