Acetal Definition

ăsĭ-tăl
noun
Any of a class of organic compounds; esp., CH3CH(OC2H5)2, a colorless, slightly soluble, volatile liquid formed by the partial oxidation of ethyl alcohol: used as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and sometimes as a hypnotic.
Webster's New World
Any of the class of compounds formed by combination of an aldehyde with two equivalent weights of alcohol.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Acetal

Noun

Singular:
acetal
Plural:
acetals

Origin of Acetal

  • From acet(ic) + al(cohol).

    From Wiktionary

  • acet(o)– al(cohol)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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