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calcium acetate[′kal·sē·əm ′as·ə‚tāt]
Ca(C2H3O2)2 A compound that crystallizes as colorless needles that are soluble in water; formerly used as an important source of acetone and acetic acid; now used as a mordant and as a stabilizer of plastics.
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