aromatization

[ uh-roh-muh-tuh-zey-shuh n ]
/ əˌroʊ mə təˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun Chemistry.

the conversion of aliphatic or alicyclic compounds to aromatic hydrocarbons.

Origin of aromatization

1595–1605; (< F) < Medieval Latin arōmatizātiōn- (stem of arōmatizātiō); see aromatize, -ation
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