luminol

noun

lu·​mi·​nol ˈlü-mə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce luminol (audio) -ˌnōl How to pronounce luminol (audio)
: an almost white to yellow crystalline compound C8H7N3O2 that gives a brilliant bluish luminescence when it is treated in alkaline solution with an oxidizing agent (as hydrogen peroxide) and that is used in chemical analysis

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“Luminol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/luminol. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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