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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An organic compound where the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group is replaced by a metal.

Usage examples (9)
  • "We purify the oil through a chemical process that uses methanol and sodium methylate to strip the glycerin out of the oil," Baker said.
  • Especially while offspring are in utero, what their mothers do—or eat—can “methylate” particular genes in the offspring, changing how those genes behave.
  • The explanation is that there is so much sulfide in the sediments as a result of years of accumulating wastes from sewage treatment plants, that the mercury is tightly bound to...
  • Mercury in these consumers likely originates from estuaries, where conditions are conducive for bacteria to methylate mercury, or from the open ocean, where regions... for more
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