aceto-, acet-; relating to acetic acid derivatives
(Latin: vinegar; sour, to be sour)
acetum Italum (Latin expression)
Acetum Italum is the harsh, biting wit of the Romans, or also Roman sarcasm.
acetyl group (s) (noun), acetyl groups (pl)
The univalent group, CH3CO–, derived from acetic acid: The organic acetyl group can also be termed as the acetyl radical.
acetylase (s) (noun), acetylases (pl)
Any enzyme catalyzing acetylation or deacetylation: Acetylase is a complex protein that can form acetyl esters by catalization.
acetylation (s) (noun), acetylations (pl)
The formation of an acetyl derivative: Acetylation is the procedure of putting an acetyl group into a compound.
acetylcholine (s) (noun), acetylcholines (pl)
The acetic ester of choline, the neurotransmitter substance at cholinergic synapses: Acetylcholine can cause cardiac inhibition.
acetylic (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to, or characteristic of the acetyl group: In organic chemistry the acetylic classification includes a two-carbon organic radical incorporating a methyl and a carbonyl group.
pyroacetic (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates: Pyroacetic liquid is now also called "pyroacetic ether", and formerly was called "pyroacetic spirit".
subacetate (s) (noun), sub acetates (pl)
An acetate incorporating an overabundance of the basic constituent: Verdigris is a subacetate of copper when it has been exposed to air or water for a long time.
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "sour, sharp": acerb-; acid-; acies- (not "sour"); acuto- (not "sour"); oxy-; pung- (not "sour").
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