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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