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acetal (s) (noun), acetals (pl)
1. A colorless, flammable, volatile liquid used as a solvent: Acetal is also used in perfumes.
2. Any of the compounds formed from aldehydes combined with alcohol: Products using acetal are found in aerospace, bearings and bushings and in preparing and processing food and beverages.
3. Etymology: originated in the middle of the 19th century from acetic acid + al from alcohol.
This entry is located in the following units: aceto-, acet-; relating to acetic acid derivatives (page 1) -al; -ial, -eal (page 5)