noun ace·to·gen·e·sis \ə-ˌsē-tə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of acetogenesis


  1. :  the production of acetic acid in the form of acetate especially through the action of acetogens During acetogenesis, the interim products are converted into acetic acid, which is followed by methanogenesis … — Biocycle, February 2003


\ə-ˌsē-tə-ˈje-nik\ play adjective There is a group of acetogenic bacteria that is able to reduce CO2 with hydrogen to acetate. — Alfons J. M. Stams and Caroline M. Plugge, in Methane and Climate Change, 2010

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Origin and Etymology of acetogenesis

aceto- + genesis

First Known Use: 1984

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capable of being understood in two ways

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