Adjective "acetic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/əˈsiːtɪk//əˈsɛtɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Of or like vinegar or acetic acid.
  1. 'Immature embryos fixed in acetic alcohol were rinsed in distilled water for 10 minutes under vacuum conditions.'
  2. 'Most everyday wines are very low in acetic acid but some red wines may be excessively acetic.'

Definitions

1. pertaining to, derived from, or producing vinegar or acetic acid.

More examples(as adjective)

"anhydrides can be acetic."

"ulcers can be acetic."

"ulcerations can be acetic."

"orceins can be acetic."

"anydrides can be acetic."

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Origin

Late 18th century: from French acétique, from Latin acetum ‘vinegar’.