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fermentation

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noun fer·men·ta·tion \ˌfər-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\

Medical Definition of fermentation

  1. 1:  a chemical change with effervescence

  2. 2:  an enzymatically controlled anaerobic breakdown of an energy-rich compound (as a carbohydrate to carbon dioxide and alcohol or to an organic acid); broadly :  an enzymatically controlled transformation of an organic compound





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