Meaning of acetyl chloride

ace'tyl chlo'ride

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, toxic, and fuming liquid of pungent odor, CHOCl, soluble in ether, acetone, and acetic acid: used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals.
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