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acetobacter

[uh-see-tuh-bak-ter, as-i-toh-, uh-see-tuh-bak-ter] /əˌsi təˈbæk tər, ˌæs ɪ toʊ-, əˈsi təˌbæk tər/
noun, Bacteriology
1.
any of several ellipsoidal or rodshaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Acetobacter, certain species of which are used in making vinegar.
Origin of acetobacter
< New Latin (1898); see aceto-, -bacter
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