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[mass noun] Bacteria that oxidize organic compounds to acetic acid, as in vinegar formation.
- ‘However, the major source is the action of a group of bacteria known as acetobacter which require oxygen from the air for their growth and survival, and cause a reaction between the alcohol of the wine and the oxygen to produce acetic acid.’
Modern Latin (genus name), from aceto- + bacterium.
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