Voges-Proskauer reaction

noun
Vo·ges-Pros·kau·er reaction | \ˈfō-gəs-ˈpräs-ˌkau̇-ər- \

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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