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mercaptoethanol

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noun mer·cap·to·eth·a·nol \mər-ˌkap-tō-ˈeth-ə-ˌnȯl\

Medical Definition of mercaptoethanol

  1. :  a reducing agent C2H6OS used to break disulfide bonds in proteins (as for the destruction of their physiological activity)


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