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xanthoproteic test

noun xan·tho·pro·te·ic test \ˌzan-thə-prō-ˈtē-ik-\

Medical Definition of xanthoproteic test

  1. :  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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