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acetic

 [ah-se´tik, ah-set´ik]
pertaining to vinegar or its acid; sour.

a·ce·tic

(a-sē'tik, -set'ik), Do not confuse this word with acidic or ascitic.
1. Denoting the presence of the two-carbon fragment of acetic acid.
2. Relating to vinegar; sour.
[L. acetum, vinegar]

acetic

/ace·tic/ (ah-se´tik) (ah-set´ik) pertaining to vinegar or its acid; sour.

acetic

[əsē′tik, əset′ik]
Etymology: L, acetum, vinegar
pertaining to substances having the sour properties of vinegar or acetic acid or to chemical compounds possessing the radical CH3CO─.

a·ce·tic

(ă-sē'tik, -set'ik) Do not confuse this word with acidic or ascitic.
1. Denoting the presence of the two-carbon fragment of acetic acid.
2. Relating to vinegar; sour.
[L. acetum, vinegar]

a·ce·tic

(a-sē'tik, -set'ik)
1. Denoting the presence of the two-carbon fragment of acetic acid.
2. Relating to vinegar; sour.
[L. acetum, vinegar]

acetic

pertaining to vinegar or its acid; sour.

acetic acid
CH3COOH, a short-chain, saturated fatty acid, the characteristic component of vinegar and one of the principal acids formed in the rumen by fermentation. It has the odor of vinegar and a sharp acid taste. A 36.5% solution of acetic acid is used topically as a caustic and rubefacient. A dilute acetic acid solution (6%) may be used as an antidote to alkali, e.g. in urea poisoning in cattle where the urea is converted to ammonia in the rumen. Glacial acetic acid is a 99.4% solution.
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