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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-);
[syn: acetyl, acetyl group, acetyl radical, ethanoyl group, ethanoyl radical]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Acetyl \Ac"e*tyl\, n. [L. acetum vinegar + Gr. ? substance. See -yl.] (Chem.) A complex, hypothetical radical, composed of two parts of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

acetyl n 1: the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-) [syn: acetyl, acetyl group, acetyl radical, ethanoyl group, ethanoyl radical]