Maillard reaction

noun
Mail·​lard reaction | \ mə-ˈlärd- How to pronounce Maillard reaction (audio) , -ˈyär- \

Definition of Maillard reaction

: a nonenzymatic reaction between sugars and proteins that occurs upon heating and that produces browning of some foods (such as meat and bread)

First Known Use of Maillard reaction

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Maillard reaction

Louis-Camille Maillard †1936 French biochemist

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“Maillard reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Maillard%20reaction. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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Maillard reaction

noun
Mail·​lard reaction | \ mə-ˈlärd-, -ˈyär- How to pronounce Maillard reaction (audio) \

Medical Definition of Maillard reaction

: a nonenzymatic reaction between sugars and proteins that occurs upon heating and that produces browning of some foods (as meat and bread)

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