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aceto-(word root) acid, vinegar
Examples of words with the root aceto-: acetone
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1. Acetic acid: acetify.
2. Acetyl: acetanilide.
[From Latin acētum, vinegar; see acetum.]
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aceto-or before a vowel
containing an acetyl group or derived from acetic acid: acetone.
[from Latin acētum vinegar]
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var. of acet-, esp. before a consonant.
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