Definition of acetolysis in English:

acetolysis

noun

Chemistry
  • The decomposition of a compound by the action of acetic acid; simultaneous acetylation and hydrolysis.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From aceto- + -lysis, after German Acetolyse.

Pronunciation:

acetolysis

/asɪˈtɒlɪsɪs/