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Meaning of ACETYL

Pronunciation:  u'seetl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
 

ACETYL is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: acetyl group, acetyl radical, ethanoyl group, ethanoyl radical
 
 See Also: acyl, acyl group

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: CH3CO- This is the radical of acetic acid; it contains a carbonyl and a methyl group.
 

 

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