Verb acetylate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


acetylate (third-person singular simple present acetylates, present participle acetylating, simple past and past participle acetylated)

  1. (chemistry) To react with acetic acid or one of its derivatives; to introduce one or more acetyl groups into a substance

More definition: introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound). 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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