fermenter

noun
fer·​men·​ter | \ (ˌ)fər-ˈmen-tər How to pronounce fermenter (audio) \

Definition of fermenter

1 : an organism that causes fermentation
2 or fermentor \ (ˌ)fər-​ˈmen-​tər How to pronounce fermenter (audio) \ : an apparatus for carrying out fermentation

Examples of fermenter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among their other jobs, staff will monitor meat production, mix feedstock (media) for the cells, and maintain the facility and its phenomenally expensive equipment; Block estimates that a 25-gallon fermenter could cost upward of $350,000. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 29 Sep. 2021 Temperature control allows the distiller to reduce the temperature in the fermenter and lengthen the fermentation cycle. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 19 Sep. 2021 Wine geeks will surely flip out watching the Reel featuring the tricky transport of a concrete fermenter while everyone should be pleased to meet Chester, the vineyard dog. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 The bacteria are allowed to grow overnight and then moved into a large fermenter that contains up to 300 liters of a nutrient broth. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2021 The bacterial broth spends four days in the fermenter, multiplying every 20 minutes and making trillions of copies of the DNA plasmids. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2021 Instead, they are placed as whole bunches in a fermenter. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Typically, the grapes at the bottom of the fermenter are split open by the weight of the grapes on top of them, and some juice is released, but the majority of the grapes remain whole. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 The stuff is absolutely magical and makes cleaning up crud in a brew kettle or cleaning a fermenter between uses an absolute breeze. Parker Hall, Wired, 11 July 2020

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First Known Use of fermenter

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fermenter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fermenter. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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fermenter

noun
fer·​men·​ter | \ (ˌ)fər-ˈment-ər How to pronounce fermenter (audio) \

Medical Definition of fermenter

1 : an organism that causes fermentation
2 or fermentor : an apparatus for carrying out fermentation

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