litmus paper


a strip of paper impregnated with litmus, used as a chemical indicator.

Origin of litmus paper

First recorded in 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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litmus paper


An unsized white paper impregnated with litmus and used as a pH or acid-base indicator.
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