Benedict's solution

Benedict's solution

noun Pharmacology.
a reagent solution containing cupric sulfate, sodium citrate, and sodium carbonate and used to detect glucose in the urine.

Origin:
named after S. R. Benedict

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Benedict's solution or Benedict's reagent
 
n
a chemical solution used to detect the presence of glucose and other reducing sugars. Medically, it is used to test the urine of diabetics
 
[named after S. R. Benedict (1884--1936), US chemist]
 
Benedict's reagent or Benedict's reagent
 
n
 
[named after S. R. Benedict (1884--1936), US chemist]

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