- a white crystalline substance, C2H5O2N3⋅H2O, soluble in water and alcohol, used for the identification of urea, from which it is formed on heating.
Origin of biuret
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The absence of a biuret reaction would point in that direction and the question must await further study.The Nature of Animal Light
E. Newton Harvey
On now testing a portion of the clear filtrate for peptone by the biuret test, not a trace of a reaction could be obtained.On Digestive Proteolysis
R. H. Chittenden
Amongst these is the biuret reaction: a pink colour obtained by adding a trace of copper sulphate and an excess of caustic soda.Animal Proteins
Hugh Garner Bennett
Inasmuch as most natural proteins contain several such groups, the biuret reaction is a very general test for proteins.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
- A derivative of urea obtained by heating.carbamylurea
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