decarboxylate

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decarboxylate

[‚dē·kär′bäk·sə‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
To remove the carboxyl radical, especially from amino acids and protein.
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Because the drying process decarboxylates ibotenic acid to muscimol, dried preparations have lower concentrations of ibotenic acid than do fresh specimens.