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(Chemistry) the introduction into a chemical compound of an acyl group
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|Noun||1.||acylation - the process of introducing an acyl group into a compound|
acetylation - the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound; "the acetylation of cyclooxygenase-2 by aspirin"