active methyl

n.

A methyl group, bound to a quaternary ammonium ion or a tertiary sulfonium ion, that can take part in transmethylation reactions.

Nearby words

  1. artificial pacemaker,
  2. artificial person,
  3. artificial radioactivity,
  4. artificial reality,
  5. artificial respiration,
  6. artificial turf,
  7. artificial ventilation,
  8. artificiality,
  9. artificialize,
  10. artificially


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