Millon's reagent

noun
Mil·​lon's reagent | \mē-ˈlōnz- \
variants: or Millon reagent \mē-​ˈlōn-​ \

Medical Definition of Millon's reagent 

: a solution that is usually made by dissolving mercury in concentrated nitric acid and diluting with water and that when heated with phenolic compounds gives a red coloration used as a test especially for tyrosine and proteins containing tyrosine

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