baker's yeast

noun

Definition of baker's yeast

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

Examples of baker's yeast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 17-year-old was running an experiment: Would her inexpensive, eco-friendly concoction of baker's yeast and essential oils kill the wiggling larvae? Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2022 The humble baker's yeast has been enlisted to serve the needs of humanity, responsible for beer, wine and bread, among other staples. David Biello, Scientific American, 27 Mar. 2014 Many are asking for recipes that don't require baker's yeast or flour, which can be difficult to find on grocery store shelves as people buy in bulk to stock their pantries. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, 27 Apr. 2020 As millions of Americans hunker down at home, the coronavirus outbreak has led to runs on everything from toilet paper to baker's yeast. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 14 Apr. 2020 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, 1 Nov. 2017 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, 1 Nov. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of baker's yeast

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Baker's yeast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baker%27s%20yeast. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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baker's yeast

noun

Medical Definition of baker's yeast

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

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