acetyl

[uh-seet-l, uh-set-l, as-i-tl]
adjective Chemistry.
containing the acetyl group.

Origin:
1860–65; acet- + -yl

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acetyl (ˈæsɪˌtaɪl, əˈsiːtaɪl)
 
n
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group CH3CO-: acetyl group or radical
 
[C19: from acet(ic) + -yl]
 
acetylic
 
adj

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acetyl a·ce·tyl (ə-sēt'l, ās'ĭ-tl)
n.
The acetic acid radical CH3CO.


ac'e·tyl'ic (ās'ĭ-tĭl'ĭk) adj.
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acetyl   (ə-sēt'l, ās'ĭ-tl)  Pronunciation Key 
The radical CH3CO, derived from acetic acid.
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Example sentences
It can modify a protein by removing acetyl groups, so, it's so called deacetylate.
The addition of a little acetyl group to proteins seems to have a huge effect on many processes in the body.
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