Benedict's test

noun

Ben·​e·​dict's test -ˌdik(t)s- How to pronounce Benedict's test (audio)
: a test for the presence of a reducing sugar (as in urine) by heating the solution to be tested with Benedict's solution which yields a red, yellow, or orange precipitate upon warming with a reducing sugar (as glucose or maltose)

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“Benedict's test.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Benedict%27s%20test. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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