reagent

noun re·agent \ rē-ˈā-jənt \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

Definition of reagent

: a substance used (as in detecting or measuring a component, in preparing a product, or in developing photographs) because of its chemical or biological activity

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Origin and Etymology of reagent

New Latin reagent-, reagens, present participle of reagere to react — more at react

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REAGENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of reagent for English Language Learners

  • chemistry : a substance that is used to test for the presence of another substance by causing a chemical reaction with it


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reagent

noun re·agent \ rē-ˈā-jənt \

medical Definition of reagent

1 : a substance used (as in detecting or measuring a component, in preparing a product, or in developing photographs) because of its chemical or biological activity
2 : reactor 1b

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