Definition of Litmus. Meaning of Litmus. Synonyms of Litmus

Definition of Litmus. Meaning of Litmus. Synonyms of Litmus

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Definition of Litmus

Litmus
Litmus Lit"mus, n. [D. lakmoes; lak lacker + moes a thick preparation of fruit, pap, prob. akin to E. meat: cf. G. lackmus. See Lac a resinous substance.] (Chem.) A dyestuff extracted from certain lichens (Roccella tinctoria, Lecanora tartarea, etc.), as a blue amorphous mass which consists of a compound of the alkaline carbonates with certain coloring matters related to orcin and orcein. Note: Litmus is used as a dye, and being turned red by acids and restored to its blue color by alkalies, is a common indicator or test for acidity and alkalinity. Litmus paper (Chem.), unsized paper saturated with blue or red litmus, -- used in testing for acids or alkalies.

Meaning of Litmus from wikipedia

- Litmus is a water-soluble mixture of different dyes extracted from lichens. It is often absorbed onto filter paper to produce one of the oldest forms of...
- A litmus test is a question asked of a potential candidate for high office, the answer to which would determine whether the nominating official would proceed...
- Litmus is a water-soluble mixture of different dyes extracted from lichens. Litmus may also refer to: Litmus (Mozilla), a test case management tool maintained...
- Litmus test a test using litmus to determine whether a solution is acidic or basic. Litmus test may also refer to: Litmus test (politics), a question...
- Litmus milk is a milk-based medium used to distinguish between different species of bacteria. The lactose (milk sugar), litmus (pH indicator), and casein...
- Litmus Green are a hardcore punk band from Southern California, USA, who pla**** from 1991-2002 and 2009–2017. They play short, fast political themed songs...
- eLitmus Evaluation Private Limited is an Indian company that helps companies in hiring employees for entry-level jobs. It was founded in the year 2005...
- Litmus is a web-based, open source, test case management/QA tool, previously maintained by the Mozilla Corporation/Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla used the...
- Václav Havel prophetically remarked that "the treatment of the Roma is a litmus test for democracy": and democracy has been found wanting. The consequences...
- friction first had shaped him; that, I think, had remained to the end and a litmus test of the grit in his bones. It helped keep him at the top of his game...
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