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decarboxylation

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noun de·car·box·yl·ation \-ˌbäk-sə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of decarboxylation

  1. :  the removal or elimination of carboxyl from a molecule

decarboxylate

play \-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlāt\ transitive verb


1922

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1922


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