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decolorize

Line breaks: de|col¦or|ize
Pronunciation: /diːˈkʌlərʌɪz
 
/
(also decolorise)

Definition of decolorize in English:

verb

[with object]
Remove the colour from: ethane decolorizes bromine water
More example sentences
  • Indirect IS-PCR was carried out for the same patients to detect the HPV DNA types 6/11 and 16/18 after the PAP-stained smears had been decolorized.
  • Cytologic smears containing granulomas can be decolorized after initial examination and restained with AFB stain for mycobacteria and silver stain for fungal elements.
  • The slide was then washed with tap water, decolorized with 0.5% HCl-alcohol (TB Decolorizer F, BBL Microbiology Systems), and washed again with tap water.

Derivatives

decolorization

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • But the rate of the reaction, after decolorisation varies greatly.
  • A number of reports discourage the azo dye decolorisation by microorganism under anaerobic conditions as it leads to the formation of corresponding aromatic amines.
  • The ability to degrade azo dyes varied between lignin peroxidase isoenzymes and optimum pH for decolorization differed between dyes.

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