noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A hygroscopic solid acid with strong oxidizing properties.
More example sentences
- Semi-thin sections were incubated first with periodic acid for 8 min, rinsed in distilled water and then treated in the dark with Schiff reagent for 15 min to reveal carbohydrates.
- We also note that atherinomorphs have periodic acid Schiff-positive yolk, but the phylogenetic significance of this observation remains to be determined with further surveys.
Definition of periodic acid in:
- The US English dictionary