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nesslerize

[ nes-luh-rahyz ]

verb

, ness·ler·ized, ness·ler·iz·ing.
  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) to test (water, liquid solutions, etc.) for ammonia by means of Nessler's reagent.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nesslerize1

1870–75; after Julius Nessler (1827–1905), German chemist; -ize

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NessieNessler's reagent