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Medical Term:

cholera-red reaction


Definition: a test for Cholera vibrio whereby the addition of 3–4 drops of sulfuric acid (concentrated, chemically pure) to an 18-hour-old bouillon or peptone culture of the organism produces a rose-pink to claret color.

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