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methylation

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noun meth·yl·ation \ ˌmeth-ə-ˈlā-shən \

medical Definition of methylation

:introduction of the methyl group into a chemical compound; especially :dna methylation

methylate

play \ˈmeth-ə-ˌlāt\ transitive verb methylated; methylating

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