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acetal

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noun ac·e·tal \ˈa-sə-ˌtal\

Definition of acetal

  1. :  any of various compounds characterized by the grouping C(OR)2 and obtained especially by heating aldehydes or ketones with alcohols



Origin of acetal

German Azetal, from azet- acet- + Alkohol alcohol


First Known Use: 1853


Medical Dictionary

acetal

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noun ac·e·tal \ˈas-ə-ˌtal\

Medical Definition of acetal

  1. :  any of various compounds characterized by the group C(OR)2 and obtained especially by heating aldehydes or ketones with alcohols




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "acetal" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "acetal"


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