Definition of hydroxylation in English:

hydroxylation

noun

Chemistry
  • See hydroxylate

    • ‘However, some children display slow hydroxylation and clear tricyclic antidepressants more slowly.’
    • ‘The effect of hydroxylation of the long fatty acid chain may also promote the adhesion by its participation in hydrogen bonding.’
    • ‘This analysis indicated that, tentatively, increased stem elongation was accompanied by a promotion of cutin monomer hydroxylation.’
    • ‘During phase I, functional groups are added to the drug, or existing functional groups are transformed through oxidation, reduction, hydroxylation, hydrolysis and so on.’
    • ‘The ‘alternative’ pathway begins with the hydroxylation of the cholesterol side chain.’