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Medical Term:

Millon reaction

Pronunciation: me-on[h]'

Definition: the reaction of phenolic compounds (tyrosine in protein) with Hg(NO3)2 in HNO3 (and a trace of HNO2) to give a red color.

[A. N. E. Millon]

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