plural of saccharomycete

Source: Wiktionary

Sac`cha*ro*my*ce"tes, n. pl. (Biol.)

Definition: A family of fungi consisting of the one genus Saccharomyces.


Sac`cha*ro*my"ces, n. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Biol.)

Definition: 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 cerevisiæ is the yeast of sedimentary beer. Also called Torula.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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