Any of several single-celled yeasts belonging to the genus Saccharomyces that lack hyphae and ferment sugar.
American Heritage Medicine
- genus Saccharomyces
A taxonomic genus within the family Saccharomycetaceae "” many yeasts, especially those involved in fermentation.
Origin of Saccharomyces
New Latin Saccharomycēs genus name saccharo– Greek mukēs fungus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
New Latin, from Ancient Greek [script?] (sacharron, “sugar") +"Ž -myces
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