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litmus paper

n.
An unsized white paper impregnated with litmus and used as a pH or acid-base indicator.

lit′mus pa`per


n.
a strip of paper impregnated with litmus, used as a chemical indicator.
[1795–1805]

litmus paper

Paper impregnated with litmus, a lichen-derived powder that changes color according to the acidity or basicity of a substance it comes into contact with. Litmus paper is thus used to test for acidity or basicity.
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Noun1.litmus paper - unsized paper treated with litmus for use as an acid-base indicatorlitmus paper - unsized paper treated with litmus for use as an acid-base indicator
litmus, litmus test - 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
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
Translations

litmus paper

nLackmuspapier nt

litmus paper

[ˈlɪtməsˌpeɪpəʳ] n (also) (fig) → cartina al tornasole
References in classic literature ?
He dropped a piece of litmus paper into an acid, when it changed instantly to red, and on floating it in an alkali it turned as quickly to blue.
The litmus paper is still the litmus paper," he enunciated in the formal manner of the lecturer.
Tenders are invited for Litmus Papers Blue And Red, 1 Pack 1 Pack X 5 5 Packs, Rate Is Per Macking Including All Taxes .