acetobacter

noun
ace·​to·​bac·​ter | \ ə-ˈsēt-ō-ˌbak-tər How to pronounce acetobacter (audio) \

Medical Definition of acetobacter

1 capitalized : a genus of aerobic ellipsoidal to rod-shaped bacteria (family Pseudomonadaceae) that grow in the presence of alcohol, secure energy by oxidizing organic compounds to organic acids (as alcohol to acetic acid), and are important especially in the production of vinegar
2 : a bacterium of the genus Acetobacter

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“Acetobacter.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acetobacter. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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