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Medical Term:

Reichert-Meissl number

Pronunciation: ri'kert


an index of the volatile acid content of a fat; the number of milliliters of 0.1 n KOH required to neutralize the soluble volatile fatty acids in 5 g of fat that has been saponified, acidified to liberate the fatty acids, and then steam-distilled.

Synonym(s): volatile fatty acid number

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