Definition of acetogen in English:

acetogen

noun

Microbiology
  • Any anaerobic autotrophic bacterium that produces acetates by metabolism of simple carbon compounds.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From aceto- + -gen, after acetogenic.

Pronunciation:

acetogen

/əˈsiːtədʒ(ə)n/