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Definition: 'Litmus'

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litmus

Type: Term

Pronunciation: lit′mŭs

Definitions:
1. A blue coloring matter obtained from Roccella tinctoria and other species of lichens, the principal component of which is azolitmin; used as an indicator (reddened by acids and turned blue again by alkalies).




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