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)

Other Words from derivatization

derivatize \də-ˈri-və-ˌtīz \ transitive verb

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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