Definition of methylator in English:

methylator

noun

  • 1A person or company engaged in the production of methylated spirits.

  • 2Chemistry and Biology. A chemical compound or drug that is a methylating agent or methyl group donor; an organism, tumour, or cell that is capable of carrying out a specific type of metabolic methylation reaction.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament. From methylate + -or.

Pronunciation

methylator

/ˈmɛθɪleɪtə/