spot test: Meaning and Definition of

spot' test"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an informal test run without elaborate preparation in order to obtain an immediate sample response.
  2. a test for the identification of an element or compound by means of a reagent that produces a characteristic color change or precipitate. Cf.
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