a colorless, pungent liquid, C4H6O3, the anhydride of acetic acid: used chiefly as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose.
Words nearby acetic anhydride
Origin of acetic anhydride
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for acetic anhydride
a colourless pungent liquid used in the manufacture of cellulose and vinyl acetates for synthetic fabrics. Formula: (CH 3 CO) 2 O
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