Adjective "acetyl" definition and examples

(Acetyl may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈasɪtʌɪl//ˈasɪtɪl/

Definitions and examples

noun

Of or denoting the acyl radical —C(O)CH₃, derived from acetic acid.
  1. 'an acetyl group'
  2. 'The company points to a Harvard research study that shows the plasticizer used - acetyl tributyl citrate - does not cause any health problems.'
  3. 'The footnote also stated that Hoffmann had arranged for several chemical derivatives of salicylic acid to be examined, not just its acetyl ester.'

More definitions

1. containing the acetyl group.

More examples(as adjective)

"contents can be acetyl."

"weights can be acetyl."

"plants can be acetyl."