litmus paper


noun

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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Medical definitions for litmus paper

litmus paper

n.

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