acetoacetate ac·e·to·ac·e·tate (ās’ĭ-tō-ās’ĭ-tāt’, ə-sē’tō-)
a salt of acetoacetic acid.

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  • Acetoacetyl-coa

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    any of several ellipsoidal or rodshaped aerobic bacteria of the genus acetobacter, certain species of which are used in making vinegar.

  • Acetohexamide

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  • Acetohydroxamic acid

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