Pyr`o*a*ce"tic (?), a. [Pyro- + acetic: cf. F. pyroac'etique.] Chem.

Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates. It is now called also pyroacetic ether, and formerly was called pyroacetic spirit.

 

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