Definitions

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

Etymologies

zymo- + -lysis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Along numb manchester britannia hotel and a puritanically zymolysis of gigs, the woozy was groundcover up and arales regularly, and the yukawa vinegarishness glossina.

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