ninhydrin

noun
nin·hy·drin | \ nin-ˈhī-drən \

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

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ninhydrin

noun
nin·hy·drin | \ nin-ˈhī-drən \

Medical Definition of ninhydrin 

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

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