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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

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless pungent liquid, miscible with water, widely used in the manufacture of acetic anhydride, vinyl acetate, plastics, pharmaceuticals, dyes, etc. Formula: CH3COOH. Systematic name: ethanoic acid See also glacial acetic acid, vinegar

ace′tic ac′id


n.
a colorless, pungent liquid, C2H4O2, the essential constituent of vinegar: used chiefly in the manufacture of acetate fibers, solvents, and flavoring agents.
[1800–10]

a·ce·tic acid

(ə-sē′tĭk)
A clear, pungent acid, C2H4O2, occurring naturally in vinegar and also produced commercially. It is used as a solvent and in making rubber, cellulose acetate plastics, paints, and dyes.
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Noun1.acetic acid - a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticalsacetic acid - a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
Cataflam, diclofenac potassium - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Cataflam)
diclofenac sodium, Voltaren - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Voltaren) that is administered only orally
etodolac, Lodine - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine)
Indocin, indomethacin - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin)
ketorolac, Torodal - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Torodal) that is given only orally
Acular, ketorolac tromethamine, Toradol - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Acular and Toradol) that is administered only intramuscularly
acetum - a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
trichloracetic acid, trichloroacetic acid - a strong acid made by chlorinating acetic acid
vinegar - dilute acetic acid
Translations
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etikkahappo
acide acétique
酢酸
etiķskābe
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acetic acid

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acetic acid

nacido acetico

acetic acid

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Acetic acids have been used to decrease the growth of harmful fungi and reduce secretion of aflatoxins.
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A combination of citric and acetic acids with natamycin effectively increases the shelf life of refrigerated hummus to at least 10 weeks.
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The purpose of this study, therefore, was to measure the methane production rate as well as the conversion rate of formic and acetic acids to methane in the gastrointestinal tract of goslings.
Lactic and acetic acids are widely used as food preservatives to inhibit microbial growth and extend a product's shelf life.
Theoretical considerations and experimental tests led to the conclusion that both carbonic and acetic acids are good candidates for this purpose.