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O-acetylcarnitine

Pronunciation: a-sĕ′til-kar′ni-tēn

Definition: The acetyl derivative of carnitine formed by carnitine acetyltransferase. Facilitates acetyl transport into the mitochondria and is an important fuel source for sperm.

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