acetic acid bacteria(redirected from Acetobacteraceae)
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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
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acetic acid bacteriaBACTERIA 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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