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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ac"e*tyl
A complex, hypothetical radical, composed of two parts of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid.

Etymology: L. acetum vinegar + Gr. � substance. See -yl

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)

From Latin acētum (“vinegar”) + Ancient Greek ὕλη (húlē, “substance”).

  1. (organic chemistry) The univalent radical CH3CO- derived from acetic acid.

acetyl was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

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Past life for Acetyl born Sep 9, 1963

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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