acetal

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

ac·e·tal

noun \ˈa-sə-ˌtal\

Definition of ACETAL

:  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

ac·e·tal

noun \ˈas-ə-ˌtal\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACETAL

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: acetaldehydase
Previous Word in the Dictionary: acetacetic acid
All Words Near: acetal

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up acetal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).