hy·​drox·​y·​la·​tion hī-ˌdräk-sə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce hydroxylation (audio)
: the introduction of hydroxyl into an ion or radical usually by the replacement of hydrogen
hydroxylate transitive verb
hydroxylated; hydroxylating

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“Hydroxylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hydroxylation. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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