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 analysis revealed the presence of proteins from baker's yeast and several species of cereals in seven of the ten paintings produced between 1826 and 1833 when both artists were at the academy—the first time such proteins have been identified in an artwork. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 9 June 2023 Scientists have synthesized one of the 16 chromosomes in baker's yeast. Breanna Draxler, Discover Magazine, 27 Mar. 2014 Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or baker's yeast, is a microorganism used in professional and home kitchens alike primarily as a leavening agent for baked goods (1). Mai Nguyen, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2015 The first data set, the morphological characteristics of baker's yeast, had quantitative metrics. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 4 Oct. 2010 Future Applications Synthetic biologists have already been using baker's yeast to produce biofuels, hepatitis B vaccines and antimalarial medications. Breanna Draxler, Discover Magazine, 27 Mar. 2014 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baker's yeast was in 1805

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“Baker's yeast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

baker's yeast

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

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