Definition of hydroxylate in English:

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Pronunciation: /hīˈdräksəˌlāt/


[with object] (often as adjective hydroxylated) Chemistry
Introduce a hydroxyl group into (a molecule or compound).
Example sentences
  • The pheromone has been partially purified and consists of several related molecules similar to hydroxylated fatty acids.
  • It appears generally that hydroxylated indoles undergo photodegradation more readily than nonhydroxylated derivatives.
  • Both women and men with lupus have been found to have increased concentrations of 16 - hydroxylated estrogens in the serum.



Pronunciation: /hiˌdräksəˈlāSHən/
Example sentences
  • During phase I, functional groups are added to the drug, or existing functional groups are transformed through oxidation, reduction, hydroxylation, hydrolysis and so on.
  • The effect of hydroxylation of the long fatty acid chain may also promote the adhesion by its participation in hydrogen bonding.
  • This analysis indicated that, tentatively, increased stem elongation was accompanied by a promotion of cutin monomer hydroxylation.

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Syllabification: hy·drox·yl·ate

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