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Reichert-Meissl number

noun Rei·chert-Meissl num·ber \ ˈrī-kərt-ˈmī-səl-ˌnəm-bər \

medical Definition of Reichert-Meissl number

: a Reichert value expressed as the milliliters of tenth-normal alkali required to neutralize the acids obtained from five grams of fat by a specified method of saponification and distillation called also Reichert-Meissl value

Biographical Note for reichert-meissl number

  • Meissl, Emerich (flourished 1879–1882), German chemist. Meissl is known to have written an article on the testing of yeast.

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