acetous

adjective
ace·​tous | \ ə-ˈsē-təs How to pronounce acetous (audio) , ˈa-sə-təs How to pronounce acetous (audio) \

Definition of acetous

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

First Known Use of acetous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetous. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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acetous

adjective
ace·​tous | \ ə-ˈsēt-əs How to pronounce acetous (audio) , ˈas-ət-əs How to pronounce acetous (audio) \

Medical Definition of acetous

: relating to or producing vinegar acetous fermentation

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