ho·​mo·​fer·​men·​ta·​tive ˌhō-mō-fər-ˈment-ət-iv How to pronounce homofermentative (audio) ˌhäm-ō- How to pronounce homofermentative (audio)
: producing a fermentation resulting wholly or principally in a single end product
used especially of economically important lactic-acid bacteria that ferment carbohydrates to lactic acid
homofermenter noun

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“Homofermentative.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/homofermentative. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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