[uh-see-toh-uh-see-tik, -uh-set-ik, as-i-toh-]
- a colorless, oily liquid, C4H6O3, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in synthetic organic chemistry.
Origin of acetoacetic acid
Also called diacetic acid.
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acetoacetic acid(ăs′ĭ-tō-ə-sē′tĭk, ə-sē′tō-)
- A ketone body that is formed in excessive amounts and excreted in the urine of individuals suffering from starvation or diabetes.diacetic acid
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