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ac•e•tal



Pronunciation: (as'i-tal"), [key]
n. Chem.
1. Also called diethylacetal. a colorless, volatile, sparingly water-soluble liquid, C6H14O2, having a nutlike aftertaste, obtained from acetaldehyde and ethyl alcohol: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes.
2. any of a class of compounds of aldehydes with alcohols.

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