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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: di-klor'o-in-do-fe'nol

Definition: A reagent for the chemical assay of ascorbic acid that depends on the reducing properties of the latter. It is red in acidic solution; in the presence of the vitamin C it undergoes reduction and becomes colorless, the vitamin being oxidized to dehydroascorbic acid. Often misnamed dichlorophenol-indophenol.

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