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acetic anhydride

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, pungent liquid, C 4 H 6 O 3 , the anhydride of acetic acid: used chiefly as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for acetic-anhydride

acetic anhydride

noun
1.
a colourless pungent liquid used in the manufacture of cellulose and vinyl acetates for synthetic fabrics. Formula: (CH3CO)2O
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