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Saccharomyces Definition

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[n] single-celled yeasts that reproduce asexually by budding; used to ferment carbohydrates

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\Sac`cha*ro*my"ces\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? sugar + ?, ?, a fungus.] (Biol.) A genus of budding fungi, the various species of which have the power, to a greater or less extent, or splitting up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. They are the active agents in producing fermentation of wine, beer, etc. {Saccharomyces cerevisi[ae]} is the yeast of sedimentary beer. Also called {Torula}.

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