koji

noun
ko·​ji | \ ˈkōjē \
plural -s

Definition of koji

1 : a yeast or other starter prepared in Japan from rice inoculated with the spores of a mold (Aspergillus oryzae) and permitted to develop a mycelium
2 : an enzyme preparation from koji that is similar to diastase from malt

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Japanese kōji

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“Koji.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koji. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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