from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who is skilled in zymology. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who is skilled in zymology, or in the fermentation of liquors.
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- noun zymurgy One who is skilled in
zymology, or in the fermentation of liquors.
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A zymologist is a man who helps keep a few billion people alive.
In Isaac Asimov's science-fiction novel The Caves of Steel, one of the conspirators, a member of an underground movement preaching a "return-to-the-soil" philosophy, is a zymologist.
The zymologist then brags about some of the recent accomplishments of his laboratory such as out of season strawberries, fully artificial, made from a special high-sugar yeast culture with "thrue-bred" colour and just a dash of flavour additive; he also proudly refers to a former scrub strain of yeast whose fat content has been pushed up from 15% to 87% and which is now used as the sole greasing agent for expressways.