saccharomyces

noun sac·cha·ro·my·ces \ ˌsa-kə-rō-ˈmī-(ˌ)sēz \

Definition of saccharomyces

:any of a genus (Saccharomyces of the family Saccharomycetaceae) of usually unicellular yeasts (such as a brewer's yeast) that are distinguished by their sparse or absent mycelium and by their facility in reproducing asexually by budding

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Origin and Etymology of saccharomyces

New Latin, from sacchar- + -myces fungus, from Greek mykēs — more at myc-


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saccharomyces

noun sac·cha·ro·my·ces \ ˌsak-ə-rō-ˈmī-(ˌ)sēz \

medical Definition of saccharomyces

1 capitalized :a genus of unicellular yeasts (as a brewer's yeast) of the family Saccharomycetaceae that are distinguished by their sparse or absent mycelium and by their facility in reproducing asexually by budding
2 plural saccharomyces :any yeast of the genus Saccharomyces

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