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methylate

 [meth´ĭ-lāt]
1. a compound of methyl alcohol and a base.
2. to add a methyl group to a substance.

meth·yl·ate

(meth'i-lāt),
1. To mix with methanol.
2. To introduce a methyl group.
3. A compound in which a metal ion methyl replaces the alcoholic hydrogen of alcohol.

methylate

/meth·yl·ate/ (meth´ĭ-lāt)
1. a compound of methyl alcohol and a base.
2. to add a methyl group to a substance.

methylate

[meth′ilāt]
Etymology: Gk, methy, wine, hyle, matter
1 n, an organic compound in which the hydrogen atom of methanol is replaced by a metal.
2 v, to add a methyl group, CH3, to a chemical compound.

methylate

1. a compound of methyl alcohol and a base.
2. to add a methyl group to a substance.
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