Decarboxylation definition

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Removal of a carboxyl group from a chemical compound, usually with hydrogen replacing it.
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The removal or loss of a carboxyl group from an organic compound, as amino acid, usually resulting in the formation of carbon dioxide.
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(organic chemistry) The removal of one or more carboxyl groups from a molecule.
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Noun

Singular:
decarboxylation
Plural:
decarboxylations