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).
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Also especially before a vowel
Words nearby aceto-
, acetic anhydride
, acetoacetic acid
, acetohydroxamic acid
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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.
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.
Haec universa conteres in mortario marmoreo, et aceto admixto fronti inlines.
British Dictionary definitions for aceto-
containing an acetyl group or derived from acetic acidacetone
Word Origin for aceto-
from Latin acētum vinegar
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Medical definitions for aceto-
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