acetolysis

noun
ac·​e·​tol·​y·​sis | \ ˌas-ə-ˈtäl-ə-səs How to pronounce acetolysis (audio) \
plural acetolyses\ -​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce acetolyses (audio) \

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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“Acetolysis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acetolysis. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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