hydroxylation

noun
hy·​drox·​y·​la·​tion | \ hī-ˌdräk-sə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce hydroxylation (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydroxylation

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

Other Words from hydroxylation

hydroxylate \ -​ˈdräk-​sə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce hydroxylate (audio) \ transitive verb hydroxylated; hydroxylating

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“Hydroxylation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hydroxylation. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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