brewer's yeast


Definition of brewer's yeast

: a yeast used or suitable for use in brewing specifically : the dried pulverized cells of such a yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used especially as a source of B-complex vitamins

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Recent Examples on the Web Another team has produced an initial version of the brewer's yeast genome, which consists of almost 11 million code letters. Andrew Hessel, Scientific American, "Whole-Genome Synthesis Will Transform Cell Engineering," 10 Nov. 2020 In the end, the authors of the new paper re-engineer standard brewer's yeast to produce molecules that can be used as fuel for internal combustion engines. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers completely re-engineer yeast to make more biofuel," 20 Jan. 2020 New flours were tested, fruits and their juices were added, and brewer's yeast was introduced to fast-track the process. Stephen Jones & Stacy Adimando, Saveur, "The Bread Lover’s Guide to Raising Your Own Sourdough Starter," 30 Sep. 2016 Suddenly, the patron saint of beer-lovers—the brewer's yeast St. Saccharomyces cerevisiae—reaches out and momentarily squashes the hill nearly flat. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Lumber’s lure: Thanks to physics, viable biofuel may grow in the woods," 5 Apr. 2018 Who's next: Thompson has challenged Brent Balika of Margeaux Brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria to create a dish with Vegemite, the Australian spread made from brewer's yeast extract. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Key Ingredient Watch chef Christopher Thompson create the most expensive pizza ever made with Chef Boyardee ravioli," 20 Feb. 2018

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Brewer's yeast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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Medical Definition of brewer's yeast

: the dried pulverized cells of a yeast of the genus Saccharomyces (S. cerevisiae) used in brewing and especially as a source of B-complex vitamins

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