Acetyl Definition

ə-sētl, ăsĭ-tl
noun
The radical CH3CO, derived from acetic acid: found only in compounds.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
ethanoyl radicalethanoyl groupacetyl radicalacetyl group

Other Word Forms of Acetyl

Noun

Singular:
acetyl
Plural:
acetyls

Origin of Acetyl

  • From Latin acētum "vinegar" + Ancient Greek ὕλη (hylē) "substance".

    From Wiktionary

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