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demethylation

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noun de·meth·yl·a·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌme-thə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of demethylation

  1. :  the process of removing a methyl group from a chemical compound

  2. de·meth·yl·ate \(ˈ)dē-ˈme-thə-ˌlāt\play transitive verb, de·meth·yl·at·ed de·meth·yl·at·ing




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