tetrazolium

noun
tet·​ra·​zo·​li·​um | \ ˌte-trə-ˈzō-lē-əm How to pronounce tetrazolium (audio) \

Definition of tetrazolium

: a monovalent cation or group CH3N4 that is analogous to ammonium also : any of several of its derivatives used especially as electron acceptors to test for metabolic activity in living cells

First Known Use of tetrazolium

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tetrazolium

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary tetrazole (CH2N4)

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The first known use of tetrazolium was in 1895

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“Tetrazolium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrazolium. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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tetrazolium

noun
tet·​ra·​zo·​li·​um | \ ˌte-trə-ˈzō-lē-əm How to pronounce tetrazolium (audio) \

Medical Definition of tetrazolium

: a monovalent cation or group CH3N4 that is analogous to ammonium also : any of several of its derivatives used especially as electron acceptors to test for metabolic activity in living cells

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