acetous

adjective ace·tous \ ə-ˈsē-təs , ˈa-sə-təs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of acetous

: relating to or producing vinegar
  • acetous fermentation
; also : sour, vinegary

Origin and Etymology of acetous

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French acetus, borrowed from Medieval Latin acētōsus, from Latin acētum "vinegar" + -ōsus -ous — more at acetic acid


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acetous

adjective ace·tous \ ə-ˈsēt-əs , ˈas-ət-əs \

medical Definition of acetous

: relating to or producing vinegar
  • acetous fermentation

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