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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, acet-.

Origin of aceto-

<Latin acēt(um) vinegar + -o-. Cf. acid, acescent
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British Dictionary definitions for aceto-

aceto-

before a vowel acet-


combining form

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-

aceto-

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Acetic acid:acetaldehyde.
Acetyl:acetanilide.
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