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Definitions of litmus:

part of speech: noun

A blue pigment, which reddens when dipped into acids.

part of speech: noun

Lacmus, a blue coloring matter obtained from Roccella tinctoria and other species of lichens; it is reddened by acids and turned blue again by alkalies.

Usage examples for litmus:

  • Aaron answered each question as best he could, Waziri supplying- and often inventing- Hausa words for concepts like phosphorous, ascarid worms, and litmus "Blind Man's Lantern", Allen Kim Lang
  • Test its reaction with litmus paper. "A Practical Physiology", Albert F. Blaisdell

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