acetobacter

[ uh-see-tuh-bak-ter, as-i-toh-, uh-see-tuh-bak-ter ]
/ əˌsi təˈbæk tər, ˌæs ɪ toʊ-, əˈsi təˌbæk tər /

noun Bacteriology.

any of several ellipsoidal or rodshaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Acetobacter, certain species of which are used in making vinegar.

Origin of acetobacter

< New Latin (1898); see aceto-, -bacter
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