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Benedict-Hopkins-Cole reagent

Pronunciation: ben'e-dikt hop'kinz kol

Definition: magnesium glyoxalate made from a mixture of oxalic acid and magnesium used for testing proteins for the presence of tryptophan.

[S. R. Benedict, F. G. Hopkins, L. Cole]

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