acetic acid bacteria


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acetic acid bacteria

Any of a family of bacteria that oxidize alcohol and convert it to acetic acid (vinegar).
See also: bacterium

acetic acid bacteria

BACTERIA such as Acetobacter species, which are capable of converting ETHANOL to ACETIC ACID aerobically. They may be used in the manufacture of VINEGAR and can cause spoilage of wine and beer.
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Because acetic acid bacteria have never been isolated from human flora, the source of the contamination for our patient remains unknown.