acetolysis
Decomposition of an organic compound with the addition of the elements of acetic acid at the point of decomposition; analogous to hydrolysis and phosphorolysis.

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ac·e·tol·y·sis .as-ə-'täl-ə-səs n, pl -y·ses -ə-.sēz
1) a chemical reaction analogous to hydrolysis in which acetic acid plays a role similar to that of water
2) simultaneous acetylation and hydrolysis

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ac·e·tol·y·sis (as″ə-tolґĭ-sis) the decomposition of an organic compound using acetic acid or acetic anhydride.

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