iodine stain

n.

A stain used to detect a variety of polysaccharides, such as cellulose, chitin, and glycogen, in which potassium iodide reacts with starch to produce a blue color.

Nearby words

  1. iodimetry,
  2. iodin,
  3. iodinate,
  4. iodine,
  5. iodine 131,
  6. iodine-123,
  7. iodine-125,
  8. iodine-131,
  9. iodine-fast,
  10. iodine-induced hyperthyroidism


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