Molisch test

noun

Mo·​lisch test ˈmō-lish- How to pronounce Molisch test (audio)
: a test for carbohydrate (as sugar) in which a reddish violet color is formed by reaction with alpha-naphthol in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid

called also Molisch reaction

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“Molisch test.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Molisch%20test. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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