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
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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