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acetyl

noun ace·tyl \ə-ˈsē-təl, ˈa-sə-; ˈa-sə-ˌtēl\

Definition of ACETYL

:  the radical CH3CO− of acetic acid —often used in combination

First Known Use of ACETYL

circa 1864

acetyl

noun ace·tyl \ə-ˈsēt-əl, ˈas-ət-; ˈas-ə-ˌtēl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACETYL

:  the radical CH3CO of acetic acid
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