Brettanomyces

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

Definition of Brettanomyces

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of brettanomyces

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


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