L. n. calx -cis, limestone, chalk; N.L. neut. n.acidum aceticum, acetic acid; N.L. masc. adj.calcoaceticus, pertaining to calcium acetate, which was used by Beijerinck in the enrichment medium from which he isolated the organism
Bouvet and Grimont 1986
Bouvet PJM, Grimont PAD. Taxonomy of the genus Acinetobacter with the recognition of Acinetobacter baumannii sp. nov., Acinetobacter haemolyticus sp. nov., Acinetobacter johnsonii sp. nov., and Acinetobacter junii sp. nov. and emended descriptions of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus and Acinetobacter lwoffii. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:228-240.