Meaning of acetobacter

a•ce•to•bac•ter

Pronunciation: (u-sē"tu-bak'tur, as"i-tō-, u-sē'tu-bak"tur), [key]
— n. Bacteriol.
  1. any of several ellipsoidal or rodshaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Acetobacter, certain species of which are used in making vinegar.
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