A*ce"tic [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] Chem. (a)

Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; as, acetic fermentation.


Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar is due.


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