- a preparation having vinegar or dilute acetic acid as the solvent.
Origin of acetum
< Latin: vinegar; cf. aceto-
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Examples from the Web for acetum
In no writer is the Italum acetum found in so undiluted a sort.
Digitalis to be taken every night for six nights, and a saline draught with forty drops of acetum scillit.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses
An Acetum digitalis is officinal in the Netherlands and Germany; an extract and infusion are also used to some extent.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
The word occurs often in a sense in which acetum is the best representative, associated with verjuice and vinegar.
- another name for vinegar
- a solution that has dilute acetic acid as solvent
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