X-gal

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English[edit]

X-Gal.svg

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from galactose; the X may be from indoxyl.

Noun[edit]

X-gal ‎(uncountable)

  1. 5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-β-D-galactopyranoside, used to detect β-galactosidase.

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