acetolysis

noun
ac·e·tol·y·sis | \ ˌas-ə-ˈtäl-ə-səs \
plural acetolyses\-ə-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of acetolysis 

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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