hemiacetal

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hemi·​ac·​e·​tal | \ ˌhe-mē-ˈa-sə-ˌtal How to pronounce hemiacetal (audio) \

Definition of hemiacetal

: any of a class of compounds characterized by the grouping C(OH)(OR) where R is an alkyl group and usually formed as intermediates in the preparation of acetals from aldehydes or ketones

First Known Use of hemiacetal

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemiacetal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemiacetal. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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hemiacetal

noun
hemi·​ac·​e·​tal | \ ˌhem-ē-ˈas-ə-ˌtal How to pronounce hemiacetal (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemiacetal

: any of a class of compounds characterized by the group C(OH)(OR) where R is an alkyl group and usually formed as intermediates in the preparation of acetals from aldehydes or ketones

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