aceto-


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aceto-

or acet-
pref.
1. Acetic acid: acetify.
2. Acetyl: acetanilide.

[From Latin acētum, vinegar; see acetum.]

aceto-

or before a vowel

acet-

combining form
containing an acetyl group or derived from acetic acid: acetone.
[from Latin acētum vinegar]

aceto-

var. of acet-, esp. before a consonant.