acetate

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ac·e·tate

noun \ˈa-sə-ˌtāt\

Definition of ACETATE

1
:  a salt or ester of acetic acid
2
:  cellulose acetate; also :  something (as a textile fiber) made from cellulose acetate
3
:  a phonograph recording disk made of an acetate or coated with cellulose acetate

First Known Use of ACETATE

1788

Rhymes with ACETATE

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ac·e·tate

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

Medical Definition of ACETATE

: a salt or ester of acetic acid

acetate

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

CHO ion, a salt, ester, or acylal derived from acetic acid. Acetates are important in the biochemical synthesis of fats from carbohydrates in plants and animals. Industrially, metal acetates are used in printing, vinyl acetate in plastic production, cellulose acetate in photographic films and textiles (one of the first synthetic fibres, often called simply acetate), and volatile organic esters as solvents.

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