Aceto meaning

əsētō, asitō
(organic chemistry) Containing a methyl group bonded to a carbonyl group. e.g. acetophenone.
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Acetic acid.

Acetify.

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Acetyl.

Acetanilide.

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Of or related to acetic acid or acetyl.

Acetophenetidin.

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(organic chemistry) Containing a methyl group bonded to a carboxyl group.
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Origin of aceto

  • < L acetum, vinegar < pp. of acere, to turn sour < IE base *a-: see acid

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Latin acētum vinegar acetum

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