[fee-nawl-suhl-fohn-thal-een, -ee-in, -fthal-, -nol-]
- a bright to dark red crystalline compound, C19H14O5S, slightly soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone: used as an acid-base indicator and as a diagnostic reagent in medicine.
Origin of phenolsulfonephthalein
Also called phenol red.
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