: 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

Word History


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

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“Brettanomyces.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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