vinegar eel

noun

Definition of vinegar eel

: a minute free-living nematode worm (Turbatrix aceti) often found in great numbers in acidic vegetable or vegetable-derived fermenting matter (such as unpasteurized vinegar)

First Known Use of vinegar eel

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Vinegar eel.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vinegar%20eel. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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vinegar eel

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Medical Definition of vinegar eel

: a minute free-living nematode worm of the genus Turbatrix (T. aceti) often found in great numbers in acidic vegetable or vegetable-derived fermenting matter (as unpasteurized vinegar)

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