Definition of acetogenic in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌsiːtə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/
Pronunciation: /ˌasɪtə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/


(Of bacteria) forming acetate or acetic acid as a product of metabolism.
Example sentences
  • However, if the digester solution is too basic, then the acetogenic bacteria population is too low.
  • Addition of bromoethanesulphonic acid will allow confirmation of acetogenic activity in the absence of methanogenesis.
  • These will form the substrate on which the acetogenic biofilm will form.

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