deacetylate

[dee-uh-set-l-eyt]

verb (used with object), de·a·cet·y·lat·ed, de·a·cet·y·lat·ing. Chemistry.

to remove the acetyl group from (an organic compound).

Nearby words

  1. de-stress,
  2. dea,
  3. dea.,
  4. deaccelerate,
  5. deaccession,
  6. deacidify,
  7. deacon,
  8. deacon seat,
  9. deaconess,
  10. deaconry

Origin of deacetylate


Related formsde·a·cet·y·la·tion, noun

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