acetogenesis

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

Definition of acetogenesis 

biochemistry

: 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

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Other Words from acetogenesis

acetogenic \ə-ˌsē-tə-ˈje-nik \ 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

First Known Use of acetogenesis

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetogenesis

aceto- + genesis

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