Voges-Proskauer reaction

noun

Vo·​ges-Pros·​kau·​er reaction ˈfō-gəs-ˈpräs-ˌkau̇-ər- How to pronounce Voges-Proskauer reaction (audio)
: a method for detecting the presence of acetoin in a bacterial broth culture in which the addition of a concentrated solution of sodium hydroxide produces a red color in the presence of the substance

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“Voges-Proskauer reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Voges-Proskauer%20reaction. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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