Voges-Proskauer reaction

noun
Vo·​ges-Pros·​kau·​er reaction | \ ˈfō-gəs-ˈpräs-ˌkau̇-ər- How to pronounce Voges-Proskauer reaction (audio) \

Medical Definition of Voges-Proskauer reaction

: 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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