Definitions of methylate:
  • verb:   To add, or treat with methyl alcohol (see methylated spirits)
  • verb:   (organic chemistry) To add a methyl group to a compound
  • verb:   (biochemistry) To add a methyl group to a nucleic acid as part of the process of gene expression
  • noun:   (chemistry) The anion -O-CH₃⁻ derived from methanol by loss of a proton; any salt containing this anion

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