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Pronunciation: a-sĕ′til

Definition: Condensation product of coenzyme A and acetic acid, symbolized as CoAS~COCH3 or as AcCoa; an intermediate in the transfer of two-carbon fragments, notably in the tricarboxylic acid cycle and in fatty acid synthesis.

Synonym(s): acetyl-coenzyme A, active acetate

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