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hydroxylation

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noun hy·drox·y·la·tion \ hī-ˌdräk-sə-ˈlā-shən \

medical Definition of hydroxylation

:the introduction of hydroxyl into an ion or radical usually by the replacement of hydrogen

hydroxylate

play \-ˈdräk-sə-ˌlāt\ transitive verb hydroxylated; hydroxylating

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