acetate

noun
ac·​e·​tate | \ ˈa-sə-ˌtāt How to pronounce acetate (audio) \

Definition of acetate

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

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Ulipristal acetate tablets are effective for up to five days afterward. Glamour, "All of Your Emergency-Contraception Q’s, Answered," 22 Apr. 2019 Pluznick began by testing various chemical possibilities and eventually narrowed down the candidates to acetate and propionate. Quanta Magazine, "How Bacteria Help Regulate Blood Pressure," 30 Nov. 2017 But designers have given these retro shades plenty of modern updates on the retro shades, like matte and gradient acetates, titanium detailing, and fresh color palettes. Madeline Swanson, Vogue, "Throw Some Shade With Summer’s Best Sunglasses Trends," 21 May 2019 This is how ulipristal acetate works to prevent pregnancy. Natasha Lavender, SELF, "Here's How Emergency Contraception Actually Works," 1 Apr. 2019 Clubmaster tortoiseshell acetate and gold-tone sunglasses Ray-Ban net-a-porter.com $155.00 SHOP IT Avoid having to squint on the beach in a classic style of tortoiseshell sunnies. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Nantucket, Massachusetts," 10 May 2019 Ella is among the more common brands of emergency contraceptive pills containing ulipristal acetate (which requires a prescription), and Plan B contains levonorgestrel (and is available over the counter). Brittney Mcnamara, Allure, "Shrill Is Right About the Impact of Your Weight on the Morning-After Pill's Efficacy," 25 Mar. 2019 Ella is one of the more common brands of emergency contraceptive pills containing ulipristal acetate (which requires a prescription), while Plan B contains levonorgestrel (and is available over the counter). Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Emergency Contraceptives May Be Less Effective for People Over a Certain Weight," 19 Mar. 2019 The other form of oral emergency contraception is a 30-milligram pill of ulipristal acetate (ella). Natasha Lavender, SELF, "7 Myths About Emergency Contraception You Should Stop Believing," 8 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of acetate

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acetate

borrowed from French acétate, from (acide) acétique acetic acid + -ate, -ate entry 1

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acetate

noun
ac·​e·​tate | \ ˈas-ə-ˌtāt How to pronounce acetate (audio) \

Medical Definition of acetate

: a salt or ester of acetic acid

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