reesterify

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From re- +‎ esterify.

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reesterify (third-person singular simple present reesterifies, present participle reesterifying, simple past and past participle reesterified)

  1. (transitive, organic chemistry) To esterify an alcohol or carboxylic acid that was obtained by previous hydrolysis of an ester; but especially the esterification of cholesterol or fatty acids during metabolism

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