dehalogenate

dehalogenate

[dē′hal·ə·jə‚nāt]
(organic chemistry)
To remove halogen atoms from a molecule.
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Several laboratories are now attempting to isolate strains of bacteria that can completely dehalogenate cis-DCE or VC to ethene.
Isolation and characterization of a facultatively aerobic bacterium that reductively dehalogenates tetrachloroethene to cis-l,2-dichloroethene.