a salt or ester of .
- Acetylsalicylic acid
(def 1). Historical Examples The amount of acetylsalicylic acid extracted by chloroform was 50.7 per cent. The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2 Various The acetylsalicylic acid was not combined with the magnesium. The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2 Various The most extensively used synthetic is […]
acetyltransferase acetyltransferase a·ce·tyl·trans·fer·ase (ə-sēt’l-trāns’fə-rās’, -rāz’, ās’ĭ-tl-) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of acetyl groups from one compound to another. Also called acetylase, transacetylase.
a form of backgammon in which a player, upon rolling a 1–2, moves 3 and then is allowed to name and play any doublet and to roll again. Slang. A-OK; great. noun a form of backgammon
acey-deucey adjective Of mixed quality; having both good and bad, high and low; ambiguous: an aceydeucey proposition So vague, generalized, or inclusive as to offend no one; satisfactory; mediocre; so-so [fr card games in which the ace is the highest and the deuce the lowest card in value]