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Meaning of acetoacetic acid

a•ce•to•a•ce'tic ac'id

Pronunciation: (u-sē"tō-u-sē'tik, -u-set'ik, as"i-tō-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, oily liquid, CHO, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in synthetic organic chemistry. Also called
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