demethylation

noun
de·​meth·​yl·​a·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌme-thə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce demethylation (audio) \

Medical Definition of demethylation

: the process of removing a methyl group from a chemical compound

Other Words from demethylation

demethylate \ (ˈ)dē-​ˈme-​thə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce demethylation (audio) \ transitive verb demethylated; demethylating

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“Demethylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/demethylation. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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