ninhydrin

noun

nin·​hy·​drin nin-ˈhī-drən How to pronounce ninhydrin (audio)
: a poisonous crystalline oxidizing agent C9H6O4 used especially as an analytical reagent

Word History

Etymology

from Ninhydrin, a trademark

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ninhydrin was in 1913

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“Ninhydrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ninhydrin. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

ninhydrin

noun
nin·​hy·​drin nin-ˈhī-drən How to pronounce ninhydrin (audio)
: a poisonous crystalline oxidizing agent C9H6O4 used especially as an analytical reagent

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