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decarboxylate

[dee-kahr-bok-suh-leyt] /ˌdi kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), decarboxylated, decarboxylating. Chemistry
1.
to remove the carboxyl group from (an organic compound).
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; de- + carboxylate
Related forms
decarboxylation, noun
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Examples from the web for decarboxylation
  • Cadaverine is the decarboxylation product of the amino acid lysine.
  • It is converted into acetylcoa by decarboxylation and enters the citric acid cycle.
British Dictionary definitions for decarboxylation

decarboxylation

/ˌdiːkɑːˌbɒksIˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the removal or loss of a carboxyl group from an organic compound
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decarboxylation in Medicine

decarboxylation de·car·box·yl·a·tion (dē'kär-bŏk'sə-lā'shən)
n.
Removal of a carboxyl group from a chemical compound, usually with hydrogen replacing it.

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