acetate

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See also: Acetate, acétate, and aĉetate

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Formed from the root of Latin acētum (vinegar) ( +‎ -ate), from aceō (I am sour).

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acetate (plural acetates)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of acetic acid.
  2. cellulose acetate
  3. A transparent sheet used for overlays.
  4. A disc of aluminium covered in a wax used to make demonstration copies of a phonograph record.

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