saccharomyces definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. saccharomyces
Any of several single-celled yeasts belonging to the genus Saccharomyces that lack a true mycelium and many of which ferment sugar.
Origin: New Latin Saccharomycēs, genus name : saccharo- + Greek mukēs, fungus.
saccharomyces - Science Definition
See under yeast.