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acetate US English

A salt or ester of acetic acid, containing the anion CH3COO− or the group —OCCH3

ethyl acetate US English

A colorless, volatile liquid with a fruity smell, used as a plastics solvent and in flavorings and perfumes

vinyl acetate US English

A colorless liquid ester used in the production of polyvinyl acetate and other commercially important polymers

propyl acetate US English

A fragrant liquid which is the propyl ester of acetic acid; formula CH3COOC3H7.

uranyl acetate US English

A greenish-yellow crystalline salt used as a stain in electron microscopy and as an analytical reagent and indicator.

cellulose acetate US English

A nonflammable thermoplastic polymer made by acetylating cellulose, used as the basis of artificial fibers and plastic

polyvinyl acetate US English

A synthetic resin made by polymerizing vinyl acetate, used chiefly in paints and adhesives

ethyl-amyl-acetate US English

Jargonelle pear essence (amyl acetate in ethanolic solution).

phenylmercuric acetate US English

A white, crystalline solid, CH3COOHgC6H5, used mainly as a fungicide and herbicide.

medroxyprogesterone acetate in medroxyprogesterone US English

More fully medroxyprogesterone acetate. A synthetic progestogen, typically used to treat menstrual and reproductive disorders or as a contraceptive; 6-α-methyl-3,20-dioxopregn-4-en-17α-yl acetate, C24H34O4.