acetyl group


noun Chemistry.

the univalent group, CH3CO–, derived from acetic acid.

Nearby words

  1. acetum,
  2. acetyl,
  3. acetyl chloride,
  4. acetyl coa,
  5. acetyl coenzyme a,
  6. acetyl-coa synthetase,
  7. acetyl-coenzyme a,
  8. acetylandromedol,
  9. acetylaniline,
  10. acetylate

Also called acetyl radical.

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