xanthoproteic test

noun
xan·​tho·​pro·​te·​ic test | \ ˌzan-thə-prō-ˈtē-ik- How to pronounce xanthoproteic test (audio) \

Medical Definition of xanthoproteic test

: 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 26 Sep. 2021.

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