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Acetic

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Acetic

(Science: chemistry) Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; as, acetic fermentation.

Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar is due.

Origin: L. Acetum = vinegar, fr. Acere to be sour.