Definition of methylator in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛθɪleɪtə/


  • 1A person or company engaged in the production of methylated spirits.

  • 2Chemistry Biology
    A chemical compound or drug that is a methylating agent or methyl group donor; an organism, tumour, or cell that is capable of carrying out a specific type of metabolic methylation reaction.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament. From methylate + -or.