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methylacetic acid

[ meth-uh l-uh-see-tik, -uh-set-ik ]
/ ˈmɛθ əl əˈsi tɪk, -əˈsɛt ɪk /

noun Chemistry.

propionic acid.

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Nearby words

methyl styryl ketone, methyl sulfate, methyl transferase, methyl violet, methyl-, methylacetic acid, methylal, methylamine, methylate, methylated spirits, methylation

Origin of methylacetic acid

First recorded in 1880–85; methyl- + acetic acid
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