Definition of Acetate

1. Noun. A salt or ester of acetic acid.

Exact synonyms: Ethanoate
Specialized synonyms: Acetin, Lead Acetate, Sugar Of Lead
Generic synonyms: Salt

2. Noun. A fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate.
Exact synonyms: Acetate Rayon
Generic synonyms: Rayon
Terms within: Cellulose Acetate

Definition of Acetate

1. n. A salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical; as, acetate of lead, acetate of potash.

Definition of Acetate

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of acetic acid. ¹

2. Noun. cellulose acetate ¹

3. Noun. A transparent sheet used for overlays. ¹

4. Noun. A disc of aluminium covered in a wax used to make demonstration copies of a phonograph record. ¹

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Definition of Acetate

1. a salt of acetic acid [n -S] : ACETATED [adj]

Medical Definition of Acetate

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acetate

acetaminophen deacetylase
acetanilide esterase
acetate (current term)
acetate-CoA ligase
acetate-succinate CoA-transferase
acetate disk
acetate kinase
acetate rayon
acetate replacement factor
acetate thiokinase
acetic acid

Literary usage of Acetate

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Pure lead acetate is a white crystalline salt of sweetish taste and weak acid ... Lead acetate is largely used in dyeing and calico-printing ; for the ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"The solution contains a nearly constant quantity of lead acetate with ... Since the dioxy-acetate has a low temperature coefficient of solubility and the ..."

3. First principles of chemistry for the use of colleges and schools: For the by Benjamin Silliman (1861)
"The acetate of lead dissolves a portion of the oxyd to form the tribasic salt; this is immediately decomposed by the carbonic acid, which precipitates ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"When chlorine gas is passed through a solution of potassium acetate, carbonic acid ... Potassium acetate may contain the same impurities as the sodium salt. ..."

5. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1921)
"The greatest apparent deviation from the valency rule occurs in the curve for Na acetate whose depressing effect is of the order of that of Na2S04. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1854)
"Two of the pans contained brown acetate of time liquor, and the other grey ... The next part of the process is the drying of the drained acetate of lime. ..."

7. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"Prepared by treating acetate of silver with iodide of allyl, and rectifying ... Boiling potash decomposes it into acetate of potassium and allyl-alcohol. ..."

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