acetyl

[ uh-seet-l, uh-set-l, as-i-tl ]
/ əˈsit l, əˈsɛt l, ˈæs ɪ tl /

adjective Chemistry.

containing the acetyl group.

Nearby words

  1. acetophenone,
  2. acetose,
  3. acetostearin,
  4. acetous,
  5. acetum,
  6. acetyl chloride,
  7. acetyl coa,
  8. acetyl coenzyme a,
  9. acetyl group,
  10. acetyl-coa synthetase

Origin of acetyl

First recorded in 1860–65; acet- + -yl

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British Dictionary definitions for acetyl

acetyl

/ (ˈæsɪˌtaɪl, əˈsiːtaɪl) /

noun

(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group CH 3 CO-acetyl group or radical
Derived Formsacetylic (ˌæsɪˈtɪlɪk), adjective

Word Origin for acetyl

C19: from acet (ic) + -yl

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Medicine definitions for acetyl

acetyl

[ ə-sētl, ăsĭ-tl ]

n.

The acetic acid radical CH3CO.
Related formsac′e•tylic (ăs′ĭ-tĭlĭk) adj.


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Science definitions for acetyl

acetyl

[ ə-sētl, ăsĭ-tl ]

The radical CH3CO, derived from acetic acid.
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