1. decarboxylation

noun. the process of removing a carboxyl group from a chemical compound (usually replacing it with hydrogen).


  • chemical process
  • chemical action

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Sentences with decarboxylation

1. Noun, singular or mass
The bridge reaction, also called the transition reaction, takes place in the mitochondria of eukaryotes and involves the decarboxylation of pyruvate to form acetate, a two-carbon molecule.