<chemistry> To treat or test, as a liquid, with a solution of mercuric iodide in potassium iodide and potassium hydroxide, which is called Nessler's solution or Nessler's test, and is used to detect the presence of ammonia or urea nitrogen in the blood and in the urine.

Origin: From Nessler, the chemist.

(01 Mar 1998)

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