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Litmus   /lˈɪtməs/   Listen
Litmus

noun
1.
A coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator.  Synonym: litmus test.



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"Litmus" Quotes from Famous Books



... of litmus paper moistened in solution of common salt or sulphate of soda, was quickly reddened at p. A similar piece moistened in muriatic acid was very soon bleached at p. No effects of a similar kind took ...
— Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1 • Michael Faraday



Words linked to "Litmus" :   litmus test, litmus paper, acid-base indicator



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