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decarboxylation

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

Definition of DECARBOXYLATION

:  the removal or elimination of carboxyl from a molecule
de·car·box·yl·ate \-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlāt\ transitive verb

First Known Use of DECARBOXYLATION

1922

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