heterofermentative

adjective

het·​ero·​fer·​men·​ta·​tive -(ˌ)fər-ˈment-ət-iv How to pronounce heterofermentative (audio)
: producing a fermentation resulting in a number of end products
used especially of lactic-acid bacteria that ferment carbohydrates and produce volatile acids and carbon dioxide as well as lactic acid
heterofermenter noun

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“Heterofermentative.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterofermentative. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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