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)

Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acetic fermentation was in 1804

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“Acetic fermentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetic%20fermentation. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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