Benedict's solution


noun Pharmacology.

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

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Origin of Benedict's solution

named after S. R. Benedict
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British Dictionary definitions for Benedict's solution

Benedict's solution

Benedict's reagent


noun

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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