butyric fermentation

noun

Definition of butyric fermentation

: fermentation occurring in putrefaction and apparently in the digestion of herbivorous mammals in which butyric acid is produced by certain chiefly anaerobic bacteria acting upon various organic substances (such as lactic acid or butter)

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“Butyric fermentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyric%20fermentation. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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