Definition of carboxymethylation in US English:

carboxymethylation

noun

Biochemistry Chemistry
  • The addition to a compound or substance of one or more carboxymethyl groups (—CH₂—COOH).

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Scientific Monthly.

Pronunciation

carboxymethylation

/kɑːˌbɒksɪmɛθɪˈleɪʃn/