/ (ˌdiːkɑːˌbɒksIˈleɪʃən) /
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the removal or loss of a carboxyl group from an organic compound
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Medical definitions for decarboxylation
[ dē′kär-bŏk′sə-lā′shən ]
Removal of a carboxyl group from a chemical compound, usually with hydrogen replacing it.
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