acylate

verb
ac·​yl·​ate | \ ˈa-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce acylate (audio) \
acylated; acylating

Definition of acylate

transitive verb

: to introduce an acyl radical into

Other Words from acylate

acylation \ ˌa-​sə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce acylate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of acylate

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acylate

acyl + -ate entry 4, after German acyliren

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The first known use of acylate was in 1889

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“Acylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acylate. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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acylate

transitive verb
ac·​yl·​ate | \ -ˌlāt How to pronounce acylate (audio) \
acylated; acylating

Medical Definition of acylate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to introduce an acyl group into

Other Words from acylate

acylation \ ˌas-​ə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce acylate (audio) , ˌā-​sə-​ How to pronounce acylate (audio) \ noun

acylate

noun
ac·​yl·​ate | \ ˈas-ə-ˌlāt, ˈā-sə-lət How to pronounce acylate (audio) \

Medical Definition of acylate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a salt or ester of an organic acid titanium acylates

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