Meaning of ACETO- in English

a combining form with the meanings "vinegar," "acetic acid," used in the formation of compound words ( acetometer ), esp. in the names of chemical compounds in which acetic acid or the acetyl group is present ( acetophenetidin ).

Also, esp. before a vowel, acet- .

[ acet ( um ) vinegar + -O-. Cf. ACID, ACESCENT ]

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