hemiacetal

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noun hemi·ac·e·tal \ ˌhe-mē-ˈa-sə-ˌtal \

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


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hemiacetal

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noun hemi·ac·e·tal \ ˌhem-ē-ˈas-ə-ˌtal \

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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