the milligrams of potassium hydroxide required to neutralize the acetic acid produced by the hydrolysis of 1 g of acetylated fat; a measure of the hydroxy acids present in glycerides; notably high in castor oil.
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acetyl valueA crude laboratory value for the amount of hydroxy acids present in glycerides, based on the milligrams of potassium hydroxide needed to neutralise the acetic acid produced from the hydrolysis of 1 gram of acetylated fat.
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