[ uh-set-l-eyt ]
/ əˈsɛt lˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing.
to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).
verb (used without object), a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing.
to become acetylated.
Related formsa·cet·y·la·tion, nouna·cet·y·la·tive, adjective
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The furfural constants of the lignocellulose are unaffected by the acetylation and condensation.Researches on Cellulose|C. F. Cross
British Dictionary definitions for acetylation
/ (əˈsɛtɪˌleɪt) /
(tr) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
(intr) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer substitution of an acetyl group
Derived Formsacetylation, noun
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Medicine definitions for acetylation
[ ə-sĕt′l-ā′shən ]
A reaction, usually with acetic acid, that introduces an acetyl radical into an organic compound.
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