brewer's yeast

noun

: 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

Examples of brewer's yeast in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brewer's yeast was in 1824

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“Brewer's yeast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brewer%27s%20yeast. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

brewer's yeast

noun
: a yeast used or suitable for use in brewing
also : the dried ground-up cells of such a yeast used as a source of the vitamin B complex

Medical Definition

brewer's yeast

noun
brew·​er's yeast ˈbrü-ərz- How to pronounce brewer's yeast (audio)
: 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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