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Jolles test

Pronunciation: yol'ez

Definition: a test for bile; a precipitate is obtained by agitation of peritoneal fluid with chloroform, a solution of barium chloride, and hydrochloric acid; the precipitate is removed, and the addition of a drop or two of sulfuric acid will produce a play of color if bile pigments are present.

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