combining form

: acetate
in names of minerals and coordination complexes
acetatopentamminecobalt(III) nitrate [Co(NH3)5C2H3O2](NO3)2

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary, from acetate + -o-

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“Acetato-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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