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Pronunciation: (al"ku-lā'shun), [key]
n. Chem.
1. the replacement of a hydrogen atom in an organic compound by an alkyl group.
2. the addition of a paraffin to an olefin, done in the manufacture of gasoline.

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alkylating drugalkyl group


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