Definition of monomethylate in English:

monomethylate

verb

Chemistry
  • with object To convert into a monomethyl derivative; to introduce a methyl group into (a compound) as a substituent.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. From monomethyl + -ate; compare methylate.

Pronunciation

monomethylate

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈmɛθɪleɪt/