acetobacter /əˌsiːtə(ʊ)ˈbaktə, ˌasɪtə(ʊ)ˈbaktə/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1. bacteria that oxidize organic compounds to acetic acid, as in vinegar formation.

●Genus Acetobacter; Gram-negative oval or rod-shaped bacteria.
– origin modern Latin (genus name), from aceto- + bacterium.

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