Definitions for yeastlike

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of various small, single-celled fungi of the phylum Ascomycota that reproduce by fission or budding, the daughter cells often remaining attached, and that are capable of fermenting carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

    Category: Fungi

  2. any of several yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces, used in brewing alcoholic beverages, as a leaven in baking breads, and in pharmacology as a source of vitamins and proteins.

    Category: Fungi, Nutrition

  3. something that causes ferment or agitation.

  4. (v.i.)to ferment.

  5. to froth.

Origin of yeast:

bef. 1000; ME ye(e)st, OE gist, gyst, c. MD ghist, MHG gist, ON jǫstr; akin to Gk zestós boiled, Skt yásati (it) boils


Princeton's WordNet

  1. yeasty, yeastlike(adj)

    of or resembling or containing yeast


  1. yeastlike(Adjective)

    Resembling or having characteristics of yeast


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