Pasteur effect

noun
Pas·​teur effect | \ pas-ˈtər- How to pronounce Pasteur effect (audio) \

Medical Definition of Pasteur effect

: the inhibiting effect of oxygen upon a fermentative process (as one carried on by facultative anaerobic organisms)

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“Pasteur effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Pasteur%20effect. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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