acet-


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acet-

pref.
Variant of aceto-.

acet-

a combining form with the meanings “vinegar,” “acetic acid,” used esp. in the names of chemical compounds in which acetic acid or the acetyl group is present: acetaldehyde.
Also, esp. before a consonant,aceto-.
[< Latin acēt(um) vinegar. compare acid]