Definition of Reagent

1. Noun. A chemical agent for use in chemical reactions.

Generic synonyms: Chemical Agent



Definition of Reagent

1. n. A substance capable of producing with another a reaction, especially when employed to detect the presence of other bodies; a test.

Definition of Reagent

1. Noun. (chemistry) A usually available or readily made compound or known mixture of compounds used to treat materials, samples, other compounds or reactants in a laboratory or sometimes an industrial setting. ¹

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Definition of Reagent

1. a substance used in a chemical reaction to ascertain the nature or composition of another [n -S]

Medical Definition of Reagent

1. A histochemical technique based on periodic acid oxidation of a substance containing the 1,2-glycol grouping. It is used for staining carbohydrates as the resulting dialdehyde reacts with Schiff reagent to form a coloured product. The adjacent hydroxyl groups are oxidized to form aldehydes by periodic acid (HIO4) and these aldehyde groups react with Schiff's reagent (basic fuchsin decolourised by sulphurous acid) to give a purple colour. Acronym: PAS This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Reagent

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1. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1879)
"1 f!5 detection of 879 sodio-chloride (as reagent) 86 Perchloric acid, deportment. 24« Phosphoric acid, deportment with reagents, 247 meta- 213 pyro- 212 ..."

2. Gas Analysis by Louis Munroe Dennis (1913)
"The pipettes avoid waste of reagent and protect the reagents from the air. ... Absorbing Power of a reagent. — If the absorbing power of the reagent is ..."

3. Gas Analysis by Louis Munroe Dennis (1913)
"The pipettes avoid waste of reagent and protect the reagents from the air. ... Absorbing Power of a reagent. — If the absorbing power of the reagent is ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"If decolorization be detected, the urine is diabetic; normal urine containing too little sugar to decolorize completely so much of the reagent. ..."

5. A Method for the Identification of Pure Organic Compounds by a Systematic by Samuel Parsons Mulliken (1904)
"This reagent is prepared by mixing equal volumes of a 10 per cent solution of ... It is a much more senstive reagent for aldehydes than a simple solution of ..."

6. A System of Instruction in Quantitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1865)
"336 hydrochloric acid 449 Sulphuric acid (reagent), see Qual. ... 264 Synopsis of the work 6 TANNIN, estimation 673 Tartaric acid (reagent), see Qual. ..."

7. American Druggist (1890)
"The reagent is to be made as follows : Sulphate of Copper 1.484 Gm. Rochelle ... The Rochelle salt tends to make the reagent more stable and to hinder the ..."

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