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acetylate

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verb acet·y·late \ə-ˈse-təl-ˌāt\

Definition of acetylate

acet·y·lat·edacet·y·lat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to introduce the acetyl radical into (a compound)

acet·y·la·tionplay \-ˌse-təl-ˈā-shən\ noun
acet·y·la·tive play \-ˈset-əl-ˌā-tiv\ adjective


1864

First Known Use of acetylate

1864


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acetylate

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transitive verb acet·y·late \ə-ˈset-əl-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of acetylate

acet·y·lat·edacet·y·lat·ing

  1. :  to introduce the acetyl radical into (a compound)

  2. acet·y·la·tion \-ˌset-əl-ˈā-shən\play noun
    acet·y·la·tive \-ˈset-əl-ˌāt-iv\play adjective




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