[uh-see-tuh-bak-ter, as-i-toh-, uh-see-tuh-bak-ter]

noun Bacteriology.

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

Nearby words

  1. acetin,
  2. aceto-,
  3. acetoacetate,
  4. acetoacetic acid,
  5. acetoacetyl-coa,
  6. acetohydroxamic acid,
  7. acetoin,
  8. acetomenaphthane,
  9. acetometer,
  10. acetonaemia

Origin of acetobacter

< New Latin (1898); see aceto-, -bacter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019