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  1. (organic chemistry) Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; as, fermentation.
  2. (organic chemistry) Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar is due.
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    Etymology: acetum vinegar, from acere to be sour.


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