methylation

[ meth-uh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌmɛθ əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Chemistry.

the process of replacing a hydrogen atom with a methyl group.

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Origin of methylation

First recorded in 1875–80; methylate + -ion
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Example sentences from the Web for methylation

  • Higher levels of methylation were found in those who had committed suicide.

  • He made the important discovery that some animals possess the power of methylation as well as of demethylation.

  • The methylation of aniline can obviously be carried out by the foregoing process only when beet-sugar residues are available.

    Coal|Raphael Meldola
  • It has been explained that by the methylation of rosaniline Hofmann obtained violet colouring-matters.

    Coal|Raphael Meldola