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Meaning of ACETYL GROUP

Pronunciation:  u'seetl groop

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
 
 Synonyms: acetyl, acetyl radical, ethanoyl group, ethanoyl radical
 
 See Also: acyl, acyl group

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A CH3CO- group on a larger molecule, where the -CH3 (a methyl group) is single-bonded to the carbon, an oxygen is single-bonded to the carbon, and the carbon has two other bonds to the rest of the molecule.
 

 

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