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lactonize

verb lac·to·nize
variants: or chiefly British lactonise play \ˈlak-tə-ˌnīz\

medical Definition of lactonize

lactonized or chiefly British lactonised; lactonizing or chiefly British lactonising
transitive verb
:to convert into a lactone
intransitive verb
:to become converted into a lactone

lactonization

or chiefly British lactonisation play \ˌlak-tə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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