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  • a  relating to or containing acetic acid

  • Radio astronomers from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, found faint traces of vinegar, or acetic acid, in a cloud of gas and dust named Sagittarius B2 North.
  • During World War I, for example, they made the brilliant discovery that a message written in acetic acid on the outside of an egg would disappear, once the egg was boiled, into the inside.
  • Women in the test groups were screened using one of three tests: a pap smear, an HPV test or a visual inspection of the cervix after application of acetic acid (VIA), a component .
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