hemiacetal

[hem-ee-as-i-tal]

Origin of hemiacetal

First recorded in 1890–95; hemi- + acetal
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hemiacetal in Medicine

hemiacetal

[hĕm′ē-ăsĭ-tăl′]
n.
  1. Any of a class of compounds containing an alkyl group, especially when formed as intermediates during the preparation of acetals from aldehydes or ketones.
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