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Dragendorff test

Pronunciation: dra'gen-dorf

Definition: an obsolete qualitative test for bile; a drop of nitric acid added to either white filter paper or unglazed porcelain moistened with a fluid containing bile pigments produces a play of colors. The test is essentially the same as Gmelin test for bile in urine.

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