tetrazolium
Any of a group of organic salts having the general structure that on reduction (cleaving the 2,3 bond) yields a colored insoluble formazan; used as a reagent in oxidative enzyme histochemistry.
- nitroblue t. (NBT) a pale yellow dye that is converted on reduction to colored formazans in the histochemical demonstration of dehydrogenases; used in hematology for staining of neutrophils to help indicate the presence of bacterial infections.

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tet·ra·zo·li·um .te-trə-'zō-lē-əm n a monovalent cation or group CH3N4 that is analogous to ammonium also any of several of its derivatives used esp. as electron acceptors to test for metabolic activity in living cells

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  • tetrazolium — noun Etymology: New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary tetrazole (CH2N4) Date: 1895 a monovalent cation or group CH3N4 that is analogous to ammonium; also any of several of its derivatives used especially as electron acceptors to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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