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Definition of "esterification" [esterification]

  • A chemical reaction resulting in the formation of at least one ester product. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "esterification" in a sentence
  • "It also required the discovery of different enzymes involved in esterification of glucose and polysaccharides and then their purification in order to experiment with the different steps in their in vitro studies."
  • "Reactions leading to esterification were particularly difficult to identify, because these processes take place at different levels of glycolysis."
  • "Embden believed that the appearance of hexosediphosphate was related to his lactocidogen, while Meyerhof proposed early on that all glucose must go through esterification leading to formation of phosphates."