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acetic anhydride

noun

Definition of acetic anhydride

  1. :  a colorless liquid C4H6O3 with a pungent odor used in organic synthesis (as of cellulose acetate and aspirin)



1866

First Known Use of acetic anhydride

1866


Medical Dictionary

acetic anhydride

noun

Medical Definition of acetic anhydride

  1. :  a colorless liquid (CH3CO)2O with a pungent odor and lacrimatory and vesicant action that is used especially in making acetyl derivatives (as aspirin)




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