from The Century Dictionary.

  • To introduce an acyl-group into; especially, to prepare an acyl derivative of an organic compound containing a hydroxyl- or amino-group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb organic chemistry To add one or more acyl groups to a compound.


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