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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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