Acetyl meaning

ə-sētl, ăsĭ-tl
The methyl acyl group, CH3 CO, formally derived from acetic acid.
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The radical CH3CO, derived from acetic acid: found only in compounds.
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The radical CH3 CO, derived from acetic acid.
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(organic chemistry) The univalent radical CH3CO- derived from acetic acid.
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Origin of acetyl

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

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