ac·​e·​tox·​yl | \ ˌa-sə-ˈtäk-səl \
plural -s

Definition of acetoxyl

: a group or radical derived from acetic acid: such as
a obsolete : acetyl
b : the acetate group CH3COO−

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First Known Use of acetoxyl

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetoxyl

acet- + oxyl

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“Acetoxyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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