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acetic acid

 [ah-se´tik]
the two-carbon carboxylic acid, the characteristic component of vinegar; used as a solvent, menstruum, and pharmaceutic necessity. Glacial acetic acid (anhydrous acetic acid) is used as a solvent, vesicant and caustic, and pharmaceutic necessity.

a·ce·tic ac·id

(a-sē'tik as'id),
A product of the oxidation of ethanol and of the destructive distillation of wood; used locally as a counterirritant and occasionally internally, and also as a reagent; contained in vinegars.
Synonym(s): ethanoic acid

acetic acid

n.
A clear, colorless organic acid, C2H4O2, with a distinctive pungent odor, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of rubber, plastics, acetate fibers, pharmaceuticals, and photographic chemicals. It is the chief acid of vinegar.

Acetic Acid

Chemistry The main component of vinegar; an organic acid used to manufacture various chemicals—e.g., plastics and other polymers.
Pharmacology A pharmaceutical necessity containing 36% C2H4O2 by weight; it is bactericidal, spermatocidal, and used in vaginal douches for managing Trichomonas, Candida, Haemophilus infections and Acetobacter but, except for producing vinegar, is usually produced synthetically.

acetic acid

Pharmacology A pharmaceutical necessity containing 36% C2H4O2 by weight; it is bactericidal, spermatocidal, and used in vaginal douches for managing Trichomonas, Candida, Haemophilus infections

a·ce·tic ac·id

(ă-sē'tik as'id)
A product of the oxidation of ethanol and of the destructive distillation of wood; used locally as a counterirritant and occasionally internally, and also as a reagent.

acetic acid

or

ethanoic acid

a clear colourless liquid which gives vinegar its pungent odour. Formula: CH3 COOH.

a·ce·tic ac·id

(a-sē'tik as'id)
Product of oxidation of ethanol and of the destructive distillation of wood; used locally as a counterirritant and occasionally internally, and also as a reagent; contained in vinegars.
Synonym(s): ethanoic acid.