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luminol

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noun lu·mi·nol \ˈlü-mə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Medical Definition of luminol

  1. :  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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