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acetal

Pronunciation: as′e-tal

Definition: Product of the addition of 2 mol of alcohol to 1 mol of an aldehyde; in mixed acetals (glycosides), two different alcohols are bound to the original aldehyde group.

See Also: hemiacetal, hemiketal, ketal

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