fermentative

adjective
fer·​men·​ta·​tive | \ (ˌ)fər-ˈmen-tə-tiv How to pronounce fermentative (audio) \

Definition of fermentative

1 : causing or producing a substance that causes fermentation fermentative organisms
2 : of, relating to, or produced by fermentation

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Due to low levels of atmospheric oxygen, the process may have been fermentative, still found in microbes such as yeast today. 7. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Metabolism," 6 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of fermentative

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fermentative

adjective
fer·​men·​ta·​tive | \ (ˌ)fər-ˈment-ət-iv How to pronounce fermentative (audio) \

Medical Definition of fermentative

1 : causing or producing a substance that causes fermentation fermentative organisms
2 : of, relating to, or produced by fermentation

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