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Medical Term:

digitonin reaction

 

Definition: the reaction of naturally occurring steroids with 3ß-hydroxyl groups with digitonin, a steroid glycoside, resulting in the formation of an insoluble precipitate; useful in determining the presence of cholesterol and ergosterol.

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