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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 of Benedict's solution
named after S. R. Benedict Unabridged
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Benedict's solution

a chemical solution used to detect the presence of glucose and other reducing sugars. Medically, it is used to test the urine of diabetics
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named after S. R. Benedict (1884–1936), US chemist
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