saccharomyces


sac·cha·ro·my·ces

noun \-rō-ˈmī-(ˌ)sēz\

Definition of SACCHAROMYCES

:  any of a genus (Saccharomyces of the family Saccharomycetaceae) of usually unicellular yeasts (as a brewer's yeast) that are distinguished by their sparse or absent mycelium and by their facility in reproducing asexually by budding

Origin of SACCHAROMYCES

New Latin, from sacchar- + -myces fungus, from Greek mykēs — more at myc-
First Known Use: 1873

sac·cha·ro·my·ces

noun \ˌsak-ə-rō-ˈmī-(ˌ)sēz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SACCHAROMYCES

1
capitalized : a genus of unicellular yeasts (as a brewer's yeast) of the family Saccharomycetaceae that are distinguished by their sparse or absent mycelium and by their facility in reproducing asexually by budding
2
plural saccharomyces : any yeast of the genus Saccharomyces

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