[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.

< Neo-Latin (1898); see aceto-, -bacter Unabridged
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It's home to a type of acetic acid-producing bacteria called acetobacter, which will convert your wine to vinegar.
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