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Acetyl Definition

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[n] the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)


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acyl, acyl group

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\Ac"e*tyl\, n. [L. acetum vinegar + Gr. ? substance. See {-yl}.] (Chem.) A complex, hypothetical radical, composed of two parts of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid.

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