a preparation having vinegar or dilute acetic acid as the solvent.
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How to use acetum in a sentence
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 | William Withering
And Horace, in a well-known phrase, speaks of Italum acetum, which the scholiast renders by 'Romana mordacitas'.The Oxford Book of Latin Verse | Various
The word occurs often in a sense in which acetum is the best representative, associated with verjuice and vinegar.
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
In no writer is the Italum acetum found in so undiluted a sort.The Oxford Book of Latin Verse | Various
British Dictionary definitions for acetum
another name for vinegar
a solution that has dilute acetic acid as solvent
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