[uh-sil-oh-in, as-uh-loin, as-uh-loh-in]

noun Chemistry.

a hydroxy ketone of the general formula RCOCHOHR, where R is an element or group.

Nearby words

  1. acyl-coa synthetase,
  2. acylamidase,
  3. acylase,
  4. acylate,
  5. acylation,
  6. acyltransferase,
  7. acystia,
  8. ad,
  9. ad absurdum,
  10. ad arbitrium

Origin of acyloin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019