Acetous acid
Acetous A*ce"tous (#; 277), a. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] 1. Having a sour taste; sour; acid. ``An acetous spirit.'' --Boyle. ``A liquid of an acetous kind.'' --Bp. Lowth. [1913 Webster]

2. Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation. [1913 Webster]

{Acetous acid}, a name formerly given to vinegar, which is a dilute solution of acetic acid. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • acetous — adjective /ˈæ.sɪ.təs,əˈsiː.təs/ a) Having a sour taste; sour; acid. , An acetous spirit Boyle b) Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation. , A liquid of an acetous kind …   Wiktionary

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