methylate

verb meth·yl·ate \ ˈme-thə-ˌlāt \

Definition of methylate

methylated; methylating
: to introduce the methyl radical into

methylation

play \ˌme-thə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

methylator

play \ˈme-thə-ˌlā-tər\ noun

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1852

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