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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.
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Adj.1.acetylic - of or related to acetic acidacetylic - of or related to acetic acid  
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