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acetolysis

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noun ac·e·tol·y·sis \ ˌas-ə-ˈtäl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of acetolysis

plural acetolyses play \-ə-ˌsēz\
1 :a chemical reaction analogous to hydrolysis in which acetic acid plays a role similar to that of water
2 :simultaneous acetylation and hydrolysis

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