Benedict's solution

noun Pharmacology.
  1. 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
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Benedict's solution

Benedict's reagent

noun
  1. a chemical solution used to detect the presence of glucose and other reducing sugars. Medically, it is used to test the urine of diabetics

Word Origin for Benedict's solution

named after S. R. Benedict (1884–1936), US chemist
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