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 (ə-sēt′l, ăs′ĭ-tl)
The methyl acyl group, CH3CO, formally derived from acetic acid.

ac′e·tyl′ic (ăs′ĭ-tĭl′ĭk) adj.


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


(əˈsit l, əˈsɛt l, ˈæs ɪ tl)

the univalent group CH3CO–, derived from acetic acid.
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Noun1.acetyl - the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)acetyl - the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
acyl, acyl group - any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group; "an example of the acyl group is the acetyl group"
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Analysis was performed at a wavelength of 254 for KBBA, AKBBA and BBA, ABBA at 210 nm using 10 mL of injection volume (BBA = beta bowswellic acid, ABBA = acetyle beta bowswellic acid, KBBA = keto beta bowswellic acid, AKBBA = acetyle keto beta bowswellic acid).
A well known tetra substituted atom is the replacement of quaternary ammonium ion in acetyle choline by phosphonium and arsenoium.
He adduced that the low cholesterol could be as a result of slight reduction in lipogenesis brought about by a concomitant reduction in regulatory activities of acetyl-CoA carboxylase, an enzyme which mediates in the rate-limiting step of carboxylation of acetyle CoA to malonyl CoA in fatty acids synthesis.