acetous

acetous

[as-i-tuhs, uh-see-]
adjective
1.
containing or producing acetic acid.
2.
sour; producing or resembling vinegar; vinegary.
Also, acetose [as-i-tohs, uh-see-tohs] .


Origin:
1770–80; < Late Latin acetōsus. See acetum, -ous

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acetous or acetose (ˈæsɪtəs, əˈsiː-, ˈæsɪˌtəʊs, -ˌtəʊz)
 
adj
1.  containing, producing, or resembling acetic acid or vinegar
2.  tasting like vinegar
 
[C18: from Late Latin acētōsus vinegary, from acētum vinegar]
 
acetose or acetose
 
adj
 
[C18: from Late Latin acētōsus vinegary, from acētum vinegar]

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