Saccharomyces, genus Saccharomyces(noun)
single-celled yeasts that reproduce asexually by budding; used to ferment carbohydrates
a genus of budding fungi, the various species of which have the power, to a greater or less extent, or splitting up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. They are the active agents in producing fermentation of wine, beer, etc. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the yeast of sedimentary beer. Also called Torula
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. sugar + , , a fungus.]
Saccharomyces is a genus in the kingdom of fungi that includes many species of yeast. Saccharomyces is from Greek σάκχαρ and μύκης and means sugar fungus. Many members of this genus are considered very important in food production. It is known as the brewer's yeast or baker's yeast. They are unicellular and saprophytic fungi. One example is Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is used in making wine, bread, and beer. Other members of this genus include Saccharomyces bayanus, used in making wine, and Saccharomyces boulardii, used in medicine.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sak-a-rō-mī′sēz, n. a genus of the yeast fungi. [Low L. saccharum, sugar, Gr. mykēs, a mushroom.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of ascomycetous fungi of the family Saccharomycetaceae, order SACCHAROMYCETALES.
The numerical value of saccharomyces in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of saccharomyces in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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