from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fermentation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of enzymes in breaking down organic substances during fermentation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The action of enzymes, such as digestion or fermentation; also, the changes produced by such action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Digestion by means of the non-organized ferments.
- n. Same as zymosis, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
zymo- + -lysis (Wiktionary)