a substance that, because of the reactions it causes, is used in analysis and synthesis.
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How to use reagent in a sentence
These include more efficiently using reagents—a big contributor to costs—with their spinning, open-flow-cell design and involving AI early.Ultima Genomics Claims the $100 Genome and Raises $600M to Go Even Lower | Jason Dorrier | June 5, 2022 | Singularity Hub
Nature reported that in early trials, faulty reagents resulted in dosing miscalculations, causing early participants to receive doses that were approximately one-fifth the planned amount.A new kind of COVID vaccine could soon be available internationally | Hannah Seo | February 24, 2022 | Popular-Science
Having experienced shortages of everything from life-saving personal protective equipment to swabs and reagents for testing during the pandemic, the United States clearly needs to focus on medical supplies and key pharmaceutical ingredients.True innovation requires big tech, academia and government to work together | Shirley Ann Jackson | February 22, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
In the earliest days, well before at-home tests were available, the country grappled with swab and reagent shortages that severely limited the number of lab-based tests it could administer.
In addition to restricting personal or business travel, these bans also restrict the flow of reagents and supplies critical for tracking the spread of the virus and treating people in a potential hot zone.How We Can Spot the Next COVID-19 Variant Even Faster | Rick Bright | January 13, 2022 | Time
Barium nitrate, added to a solution acidified with nitric acid, is the group reagent.
Silver nitrate, added to a solution acidified with nitric acid, is the group reagent.
Barium nitrate, used with a neutral solution, is the group reagent in the absence of metal ions other than the alkali metal ions.
Do this by boiling some of the sample in water, and when cool adding a drop or two of iodin reagent.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
When a precipitate forms with the above reagent, it should settle immediately and leave a clear and almost colorless liquid.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
British Dictionary definitions for reagent
a substance for use in a chemical reaction, esp for use in chemical synthesis and analysis
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Scientific definitions for reagent
A substance participating in a chemical reaction, especially one used to detect, measure, or produce another substance. Compare agent.
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