acetylate

acetylate

[uh-set-l-eyt] Chemistry.
verb (used with object), acetylated, acetylating.
1.
to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).
verb (used without object), acetylated, acetylating.
2.
to become acetylated.
Also, acetylize.


Origin:
1905–10; acetyl + -ate1

acetylation, noun
acetylative, adjective
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acetylate (əˈsɛtɪˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
2.  (intr) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer substitution of an acetyl group
 
acety'lation
 
n

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