deacetylate

transitive verb
de·​acetylate | \ ¦dē+ \

Definition of deacetylate

: to remove acetyl from (a compound) usually by hydrolysis

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Other Words from deacetylate

deacetylation \ "+ \ noun

History and Etymology for deacetylate

de- + acetylate

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“Deacetylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deacetylate. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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