combining form ac·e·ta·to- \¦a-sə-¦tā(ˌ)tō\

Definition of acetato-

  1. acetate —in names of minerals and coordination complexes acetato-sodalite acetatopentamminecobalt(III) nitrate [Co(NH3)5C2H3O2](NO3)2

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Origin and Etymology of acetato-

International Scientific Vocabulary, from acetate + -o-

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