the univalent group, CH 3 CO–, derived from acetic acid.
- Acetyl-coa synthetase
acetyl-coa synthetase acetyl-CoA synthetase n. A ligase that catalyzes the formation of acetyl CoA from acetate and CoA. Also called acetate-CoA ligase.
to introduce one or more groups into (a compound). to become acetylated. verb (transitive) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound) (intransitive) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer substitution of an acetyl group