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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-seet-l, uh-set-l, as-i-tl]
    • /əˈsit l, əˈsɛt l, ˈæs ɪ tl/
    • /ˈasɪtˌaɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-seet-l, uh-set-l, as-i-tl]
    • /əˈsit l, əˈsɛt l, ˈæs ɪ tl/

Definitions of acetyl word

  • noun acetyl of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group CH3CO- 3
  • noun acetyl the radical CH3CO, derived from acetic acid: found only in compounds 3
  • adjective acetyl containing the acetyl group. 1
  • noun acetyl (organic chemistry) The univalent radical CH3CO- derived from acetic acid. 1
  • noun acetyl denoting acyl radical 1

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Origin of acetyl

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
First recorded in 1860-65; acet- + -yl

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Parts of speech for Acetyl


acetyl popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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