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acetal

noun ac·e·tal \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
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Origin of ACETAL

German Azetal, from azet- acet- + Alkohol alcohol
First Known Use: 1853
Medical Dictionary

acetal

noun ac·e·tal \ˈas-ə-ˌtal\

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

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