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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.

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- Litmus is a water-soluble mixture of different dyes extracted from lichens. It is often adsorbed onto filter paper to produce one of the oldest forms of...
- Litmus test may refer to: Litmus test (chemistry), used to figure out whether a chemical solution is acidic or basic Litmus test (politics), a question...
- 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 are a London-based space rock band formed in 2000 by b****ist and vocalist Martin Litmus, guitarist and vocalist Simon Fiddler, and drummer Ben,...
- 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 is a web-based, open source, test case management/QA tool, previously maintained by the Mozilla Corporation/Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla used the...
- 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...
- "Litmus" is the sixth episode of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica television series. In the episode, an investigation into a Cylon infiltration comes...
- Since this color change is an approximate inverse of that of litmus, it can be used with litmus paper in a simple parlor trick: add a drop or two of Congo...
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