Definition of Millon reaction in English:

Millon reaction

(also Millon's reaction)

noun

Biochemistry Chemistry
  • The characteristic reaction of Millon's reagent with phenolic compounds, in which a white precipitate is produced that becomes pink or reddish on heating (described by Millon for a phenolic protein in Compte Rendu Hebd. de l'Acad. des Sci. (1849) 28 40).

Origin

Late 19th century.