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methylation

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methyl + -ation

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methylation (plural methylations)

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  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

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