methanogenesis

noun
me·​than·​o·​gen·​e·​sis | \ mə-ˌtha-nə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce methanogenesis (audio) \
plural methanogeneses\ mə-​ˌtha-​nə-​ˈje-​nə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce methanogeneses (audio) \

Definition of methanogenesis

: the production of methane especially by the action of methanogens Methanogenesis occurs in vast natural and human-made environments, but only when the conditions are anaerobic.— James G. Ferry … the rate of microbial methanogenesis generally increases with temperature.— W. F. Weeks et al.

First Known Use of methanogenesis

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Methanogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methanogenesis. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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methanogenesis

noun
me·​than·​o·​gen·​e·​sis | \ mə-ˌthan-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce methanogenesis (audio) \
plural methanogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce methanogeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of methanogenesis

: the production of methane especially through the action of methanogens

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