from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To change or cause to change to an ester.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. (of an acid) to combine with an alcohol or (of an alcohol) to combine with an acid, to form an ester
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form an ester from.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. change (a compound) into an ester
ester + -ify (Wiktionary)
The main antioxidants, astaxanthin and a novel flavonoid, similar to the 6,8-Di-C-glucosylluteolin, esterify the EPA and DHA respectively.