[ ĕ-stĕr′ə-fĭ-kā′shən ]
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A chemical reaction resulting in the formation of at least one ester product.
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Other words from esterificationes•ter′i•fied (ĕ-stĕr′ə-fīd′) adj.
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How to use esterification in a sentence
They afford further evidence of the generally low limit of esterification of the cellulose molecule.
It also appears that instability may be due to by-products of the esterification process derived from the cellulose itself.