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litmus paper

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

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Related Words for litmus paper

indicator, reagent

Examples from the Web for litmus paper

Historical Examples of litmus paper

  • Hypochlorous acid first reddens, and then bleaches, litmus-paper.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection

    Alexander Wynter Blyth

  • Litmus-paper, indigo blue or other vegetable colours are at once bleached.

  • If the litmus-paper turns red the man is dead; if it remains blue he is alive.


litmus paper in Medicine

litmus paper

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