decarboxylate


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decarboxylate

(ˌdiːkɑːˈbɒksɪˌleɪt)
vb
to take away a carboxyl group from (an organic compound) or (of an organic compound) to lose a carboxyl group

de•car•box•yl•ate

(ˌdi kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to remove the carboxyl group from (an organic compound).
[1920–25]
de`car•box`yl•a′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decarboxylate - lose a carboxyl group; "the compound decarboxylated"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
decarboxylate - remove a carboxyl group from (a chemical compound)
2.decarboxylate - remove a carboxyl group from (a chemical compound)
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
decarboxylate - lose a carboxyl group; "the compound decarboxylated"
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In the living plant the cannabinoids exist predominantly in the form of carboxylic acids, which decarboxylate into their neutral counterparts (as shown in Fig.
In the presence of hydrogen peroxide, pyruvate will decarboxylate to yield acetate, water and carbon dioxide (7).
Indeed, the low pH generated during bone resorption is a sufficient means to decarboxylate osteocalcin.