lactonize

verb
lac·​to·​nize
variants: or chiefly British lactonise \ ˈlak-​tə-​ˌnīz \
lactonized or chiefly British lactonised; lactonizing or chiefly British lactonising

Medical Definition of lactonize

transitive verb

: to convert into a lactone

intransitive verb

: to become converted into a lactone

Other Words from lactonize

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

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