two-carbon fragment

two-·car·bon frag·ment

the acetyl group (CH3CO-) that takes part in transacetylation reactions with coenzyme A as carrier; commonly referred to as acetate or acetic acid, from which it is derived.

two-car·bon frag·ment

(tū-kahr'bŏn frag'mĕnt)
The acetyl group (CH3CO-) that takes part in transacetylation reactions with coenzyme A as carrier; commonly referred to as acetate or acetic acid, from which it is derived.
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They then closed the ring using a process called "stitching cyclization," in which a two-carbon fragment containing reactive tin groups forms a bridge between the ends of the chain.
From this, Knoop decided that fatty acids were broken down in the body by having two-carbon fragments snipped off, one after the other, to the point where the next snip would involve a benzene ring.
The researchers suggest that coalescence causes the molecules to eject two-carbon fragments, which other merging molecules then take on.