xanthoproteic test

noun

xan·​tho·​pro·​te·​ic test ˌzan-thə-prō-ˈtē-ik- How to pronounce xanthoproteic test (audio)
: a test for the detection of proteins in which concentrated nitric acid reacts with the proteins to form a yellow color that is intensified to orange-yellow by the addition of alkali

called also xanthoproteic reaction

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“Xanthoproteic test.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/xanthoproteic%20test. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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