ZYMOLYSIS

zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment

(noun) a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

zymolysis (uncountable)

(chemistry) The action of enzymes in breaking down organic substances during fermentation

Source: Wiktionary


Zy*mol"y*sis, n. [NL. See Zyme, and Lysis.] (Physiol. Chem.)

Definition: The action of enzymes; also, the changes produced by such action. --Zy`mo*lyt"ic (#), a.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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Coffee Trivia

According to WorldAtlas, Canada is the only non-European country to make its top ten list of coffee consumers. The United States at a distant 25 on the list.

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