aceto-, acet-; relating to acetic acid derivatives

(Latin: vinegar; sour, to be sour)

acetum Italum
Italic vinegar.

The harsh, biting wit of the Romans; Roman sarcasm.

acetyl group, acetyl radical
The univalent group, CH3CO–, derived from acetic acid.
acetylase
Any enzyme catalyzing acetylation or deacetylation.
acetylation
Formation of an acetyl derivative.
acetylcholine
The acetic ester of choline, the neurotransmitter substance at cholinergic synapses, which causes cardiac inhibition.
acetylic
A reference to, or characteristic of the acetyl group.
pyroacetic
Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates. It is now also called pyroacetic ether, and formerly was called pyroacetic spirit.
subacetate
An acetate containing an excess of the basic constituent.

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").