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Medical Term:

acetyl value

 

Definition: the milligrams of potassium hydroxide required to neutralize the acetic acid produced by the hydrolysis of 1 g of acetylated fat; a measure of the hydroxy acids present in glycerides; notably high in castor oil.

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