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[uh-see-tuh m]
  1. a preparation having vinegar or dilute acetic acid as the solvent.
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Origin of acetum

< Latin: vinegar; cf. aceto-
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Examples from the Web for acetum

Historical Examples

  • In no writer is the Italum acetum found in so undiluted a sort.

    The Oxford Book of Latin Verse


  • Digitalis to be taken every night for six nights, and a saline draught with forty drops of acetum scillit.

  • An Acetum digitalis is officinal in the Netherlands and Germany; an extract and infusion are also used to some extent.

  • The word occurs often in a sense in which acetum is the best representative, associated with verjuice and vinegar.

British Dictionary definitions for acetum


  1. another name for vinegar
  2. a solution that has dilute acetic acid as solvent
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Word Origin

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