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.
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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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Klebsiella pneumoniae is a nonmotile enteric organism that ferments lactose, decarboxylates lysine, hydrolyzes urea, and forms large mucoid colonies, due to the presence of capsule (Koneman 2008).
Heating anacardic acids converts them to the alcohols (cardanols), but does not destroy their activity (Himejima and Kubo 1991) unless high heat is used, which decarboxylates them (Patel and Patel 1936).
Jonathan Ott (1976) has found that ibotenic acid decarboxylates to muscimol when exposed to acidic conditions, and suggested that ibotenic acid may be converted to muscimol in the acidic environment of the stomach.