Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of FERMENTATION

:  a chemical change with effervescence
:  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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