phenol-red

phenolsulfonephthalein

[fee-nawl-suhl-fohn-thal-een, -ee-in, -fthal-, -nol-]
noun Chemistry.
a bright to dark red crystalline compound, C 1 9 H 1 4 O 5 S, slightly soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone: used as an acid-base indicator and as a diagnostic reagent in medicine.
Also called phenol red.


Origin:
phenol + sulfone + phthalein

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