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diacetyl

[dahy-uh-seet-l, -set-l, dahy-as-i-tl] /ˌdaɪ əˈsit l, -ˈsɛt l, daɪˈæs ɪ tl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; di-1 + acetyl
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  • diacetyl is a chemical used to add flavor and aroma to food and other products.
  • diacetyl, a ketone with butter-flavor characteristics, was measured as a marker for exposure to flavoring vapors.
  • diacetyl rarely taints wine to levels where it becomes undrinkable.

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