ALL meanings of acetoacetic acid

a·ce·to·a·ce·tic ac·id
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  • noun acetoacetic acid a colorless, oily liquid, C 4 H 6 O 3 , soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in synthetic organic chemistry. 1
  • noun acetoacetic acid (organic chemistry) The ketonic carboxylic acid CH3-CO-CH2-COOH, that is present in the urine of people suffering from starvation or some forms of diabetes. 0
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