“acetic”

The following 8 entries include the term acetic.

acetic acid

noun

: a colorless pungent liquid acid C2H4O2 that is the chief acid of vinegar and that is used especially in synthesis (as of plastics)

acetic anhydride

noun

: a colorless liquid C4H6O3 with a pungent odor used in organic synthesis (as of cellulose acetate and aspirin)

acetic aldehyde

noun

acetic ester

noun

: any ester of acetic acid

acetic ether

noun

: acetic ester not now used scientifically

acetic ferment

noun

: any microorganism or enzyme capable of producing acetic fermentation

acetic fermentation

noun

: a process of oxidation in which alcohol is converted into acetic acid by the agency of bacteria of the genus Acetobacter, especially A. aceti (as in the production of vinegar from cider or wine)

acetic nitrile

noun

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