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

Origin and Etymology of acetal

German Azetal, from azet- acet- + Alkohol alcohol


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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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