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Nessler's reagent

[nes-lerz] /ˈnɛs lərz/
noun
1.
an aqueous solution of potassium iodide, mercuric chloride, and potassium hydroxide, used as a test for the presence of ammonia.
Also called Nessler's solution.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; see nesslerize
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