Fehling's solution

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Feh·ling's solution

 (fā′lĭngz)
n.
An aqueous solution of copper sulfate, sodium hydroxide, and potassium sodium tartrate used to test for the presence of sugars and aldehydes in a substance, such as urine.

[After Hermann von Fehling (1812-1885), German chemist.]
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Noun1.Fehling's solution - a liquid solution of copper sulfate and potassium tartrate and sodium hydroxide that is used to test for sugar in the urine; solution turns reddish when sugar is present
solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"
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