derivatization

noun de·riv·a·ti·za·tion \ də-ˌri-və-tə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of derivatization

: the conversion of a chemical compound into a derivative (as for identification)

derivatize

play \də-ˈri-və-ˌtīz\ transitive verb

First Known Use of derivatization

1937

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