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Meaning of ACETATE

Pronunciation:  'asi`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fabric made from cellulose acetate fibers
  2. [n]  a salt or ester of acetic acid

ACETATE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acetate rayon, ethanoate
 See Also: cellulose acetate, lead acetate, rayon, salt, sugar of lead



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac"e*tate\, n. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be
sour.] (Chem.)
A salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or
positive radical; as, acetate of lead, acetate of potash.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A salt or ester of acetic acid; specifically, a synthetic textile fiber made from partially hydrolyzed cellulose acetate, or a plastic-like film made from cellulose triacetate.