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noun
  1. (chemistry) the addition of a methyl group to a molecule
  2. (genetics) the addition of a methyl group to cytosine and adenine residues in DNA that leads to the epigenetic modification of DNA and the reduction of gene expression and protein production
Translations:
  • German: Methylierung
  • Spanish: metilaciĆ³n
Etymology: methyl + -ation


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