a colorless, oily liquid, C 4 H 6 O 3 , soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in synthetic organic chemistry.
acetoacetic acid ac·e·to·a·ce·tic acid (ās’ĭ-tō-ə-sē’tĭk, ə-sē’tō-)
A ketone body that is formed in excessive amounts and excreted in the urine of individuals suffering from starvation or diabetes. Also called diacetic acid.
acetoacetyl-coa acetoacetyl-CoA ac·e·to·a·ce·tyl-CoA (ās’ĭ-tō-ə-sēt’l-kō’ā’, -ās’ĭ-tl-, ə-sē’tō-) n. An intermediate in the oxidation of fatty acids. Also called acetoacetyl coenzyme A.
any of several ellipsoidal or rodshaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Acetobacter, certain species of which are used in making vinegar.
acetohexamide acetohexamide ac·e·to·hex·am·ide (ās’ĭ-tō-hěk’sə-mīd’, ə-sē’tō-) n. An oral hypoglycemic agent that stimulates insulin secretion by the pancreas.
- Acetohydroxamic acid
acetohydroxamic acid acetohydroxamic acid ac·e·to·hy·drox·a·mic acid (ās’ĭ-tō-hī’drŏk-sām’ĭk, ə-sē’to-) n. An inhibitor of urease, used to treat a chronic urinary infection.
a yellowish, pleasant-smelling liquid, C 4 H 8 O 2 , obtained from various carbohydrates, as glucose, by fermentation: used chiefly in the manufacture of flavors and essences.