Meaning of aromatization

a•ro•ma•ti•za•tion

Pronunciation: (u-rō"mu-tu-zā'shun), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. the conversion of aliphatic or alicyclic compounds to aromatic hydrocarbons.
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