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Benedict solution

Pronunciation: ben'e-dikt

Definition: an aqueous solution of sodium citrate, sodium carbonate, and copper sulfate that changes from its normal blue color to orange, red, or yellow in the presence of a reducing sugar such as glucose.

See Also: Benedict test for glucose

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