Millon's reagent

noun

Mil·​lon's reagent mē-ˈlōnz- How to pronounce Millon's reagent (audio)
variants or Millon 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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“Millon's reagent.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Millon%27s%20reagent. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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