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acetylate

[uh-set-l-eyt] /əˈsɛt lˌeɪt/
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
1905-1910
1905-10; acetyl + -ate1
Related forms
acetylation, noun
acetylative, adjective
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  • The acetylation prevents chloramphenicol from binding to the ribosome.
British Dictionary definitions for acetylation

acetylate

/əˈsɛtɪˌleɪt/
verb
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 Forms
acetylation, noun
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acetylation in Medicine

acetylation a·cet·y·la·tion (ə-sět'l-ā'shən)
n.
A reaction, usually with acetic acid, that introduces an acetyl radical into an organic compound.

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