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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acetyl  \Ac"e*tyl\,  n.  [L.  acetum  vinegar  +  Gr  ?  substance.  See 
  {-yl}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  complex,  hypothetical  radical,  composed  of  two  parts  of 
  carbon  to  three  of  hydrogen  and  one  of  oxygen.  Its  hydroxide 
  is  acetic  acid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acetyl 
  n  :  the  group  or  radical  of  acetic  acid 




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