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Babcock's test

Alternative eponyms

  • Babcock's test for milk

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Test to determine the amount of butterfat in milk by centrifuging a mixture of equal parts of milk and sulphuric acid.

Description

Test to determine the amount of butterfat in milk by centrifuging a mixture of equal parts of milk and sulphuric acid. Introduced in 1890, the test discouraged milk adulteration, stimulated improvement of dairy production, and aided in factory manufacture of cheese and butter.

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