acetopropionate

noun ace·to·pro·pi·o·nate \¦a-sə-(ˌ)tō-ˈprō-pē-ə-ˌnāt, ə-ˌsē-tō-\

Definition of acetopropionate

plural

-s

  1. :  a mixed acetate and propionate; specifically :  cellulose acetate propionate

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Origin and Etymology of acetopropionate

acet- + propionate


First Known Use: 1855


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