Yeast is one example of a fermenter.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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- An organism that causes fermentation.
- also fer·men·tor An apparatus that maintains optimal conditions for the growth of microorganisms, used in large-scale fermentation and in the commercial production of antibiotics and hormones.