a combining form with the meanings “vinegar,” “acetic acid,” used in the formation of compound words (acetometer), especially in the names of chemical compounds in which acetic acid or the acetyl group is present (acetophenetidin).
- Also especially before a vowel, acet-.
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How to use aceto- in a sentence
Exspectante igitur Antonio quidnam esset actura, margaritam, quam auribus gerebat, detraxit et aceto liquefactam absorbuit.Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
Mixed esters—-aceto-sulphate, aceto-benzoate, nitrobenzoyl nitrates, aceto-nitro-sulphates—have also been investigated.
He found this in the mycoderm aceto, a mould-like plant which has the power of developing acetic acid from alcohol.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8 | Various
Haec universa conteres in mortario marmoreo, et aceto admixto fronti inlines.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times | John Stewart Milne
Para-aceto-amido-phenol when given to dogs in doses of 0.5 grm.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
British Dictionary definitions for aceto-
containing an acetyl group or derived from acetic acid: acetone
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