Definition of Acetylation in English :

Define Acetylation in English

Acetylation meaning in English

Meaning of Acetylation in English

Pronunciation of Acetylation in English

Acetylation pronunciation in English

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1. acetylation

the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound

Example Sentences:
'the acetylation of cyclooxygenase-2 by aspirin'

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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

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verb transitive
Word forms: aˈcetyˌlated or aˈcetyˌlating
to combine an acetyl radical with (an organic compound)

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tr.v. a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing, a·cet·y·lates
To bring an acetyl group into (an organic molecule).

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