Brettanomyces

noun
Bret·​ta·​no·​my·​ces | \ ˈbretᵊnōˈmīˌsēz \

Definition of Brettanomyces

: a genus of molds (family Moniliaceae) that are sometimes included in the genus Candida, are active in the secondary fermentation of beers, and are responsible for some cases of beer spoilage

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History and Etymology for Brettanomyces

New Latin, from Greek Brettanos, Bretanos Briton (of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh Brython Briton) + New Latin -myces

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“Brettanomyces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brettanomyces. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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