brewer's yeast

noun

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

First Known Use of brewer's yeast

1824


Medical Dictionary

brewer's yeast

noun brew·er's yeast \ ˈbrü-ərz- \

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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