nesslerize (Amer.) v. (Chemistry) perform nesslerization (method for checking for the presence of ammonia in a solution); test for the presence of ammonia in a solution in water or in liquid solutions (also nesslerise)

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  • nesslerize — /nes leuh ruyz /, v., nesslerized, nesslerizing. v.t. (sometimes cap.) to test (water, liquid solutions, etc.) for ammonia by means of Nessler s reagent. Also, esp. Brit., nesslerise. [1870 75; after Julius Nessler (1827 1905), German chemist;… …   Universalium

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