|1.||Systematic name: ethanoate any salt or ester of acetic acid, containing the monovalent ion CH3COO-- or the group CH3COO-|
|2.||(modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group CH3COO-: acetate group or radical|
|3.||acetate rayon short for cellulose acetate|
|4.||a sound recording disc composed of an acetate lacquer coating on an aluminium or plastic base: used for demonstration or other short-term purposes|
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acetate ac·e·tate (ās'ĭ-tāt')
A salt or ester of acetic acid containing the radical group CH3COO.
|acetate (ās'ĭ-tāt') Pronunciation Key