acetylate (third-person singular simple present acetylates, present participle acetylating, simple past and past participle acetylated)
1.to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).
2.to become acetylated.
1. (transitive) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
2. (intransitive) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer substitution of an acetyl group Derived Formsacetylation, nounCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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