verb (used with object), de·car·box·yl·at·ed, de·car·box·yl·at·ing. Chemistry.
to remove the carboxyl group from (an organic compound).
Origin of decarboxylate
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the removal or loss of a carboxyl group from an organic compound
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Removal of a carboxyl group from a chemical compound, usually with hydrogen replacing it.
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