from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Removal of a carboxyl group from a chemical compound, usually with hydrogen replacing it.
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- n. The removal of one or more carboxyl groups from a molecule
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- n. the process of removing a carboxyl group from a chemical compound (usually replacing it with hydrogen)
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