melanoidin

noun

mel·​a·​noi·​din ˌmel-ə-ˈnȯid-ᵊn How to pronounce melanoidin (audio)
: any of various brown, polymeric, often nitrogenous pigments formed when sugar and amino acids combine at high temperatures in dry conditions (as during the Maillard reaction)

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“Melanoidin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/melanoidin. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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