Meaning of acetal
Pronunciation: (as'i-tal"), [key]
— n. Chem.
- Also calleda colorless, volatile, sparingly water-soluble liquid, CHO, having a nutlike aftertaste, obtained from acetaldehyde and ethyl alcohol: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes.
- any of a class of compounds of aldehydes with alcohols.
- acetal (Thesaurus)