acetopropionate

noun

ace·​to·​pro·​pi·​o·​nate
¦a-sə-(ˌ)tō-ˈprō-pē-ə-ˌnāt,
ə-ˌsē-tō-
plural -s
: a mixed acetate and propionate

Word History

Etymology

acet- + propionate

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetopropionate was in 1855

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“Acetopropionate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetopropionate. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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