<biochemistry> A salt or ester of acetic acid, specifically, a synthetic textile fibre made from partially hydrolysed cellulose acetate, or a plastic-like film made from cellulose triacetate.

The terminal hydrogen atom in the molecule is replaced by a metal, for instance copper acetate, or where substitution is by a radical, for instance ethyl acetate.

(04 Jul 1999)

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