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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting an acid, CH3COCH2CO2H, scarcely known in the free state because of its instability.

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  • adjective organic chemistry Of or pertaining to acetoacetic acid or its derivatives

Etymologies

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From aceto- +‎ acetic

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