derivatization

noun

de·​riv·​a·​ti·​za·​tion də-ˌri-və-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce derivatization (audio)
: the conversion of a chemical compound into a derivative (as for identification)
derivatize transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of derivatization was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Derivatization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/derivatization. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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