baker's yeast


Definition of baker's yeast

: a yeast (such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used or suitable for use as a leavening agent

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The researchers found that Yarrowia lipolytica, a relative of baker's yeast, could survive by feeding on a component of human urine. Knvul Sheikh, Scientific American, "Microbes Could Recycle Astronauts’ Waste to Make Nutrients and Tools," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of baker's yeast

1805, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of baker's yeast

: a yeast (as Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used or suitable for use as leaven

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