Yeast

  • 1 Yeast — of the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae Scientific classification Domain …

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  • 2 Yeast — Yeast, n. [OE. [yogh]eest, [yogh]est, AS. gist; akin to D. gest, gist, G. gischt, g[ a]scht, OHG. jesan, jerian, to ferment, G. gischen, g[ a]schen, g[ a]hren, Gr. ? boiled, zei^n to boil, Skr. yas. [root]111.] [1913 Webster] 1. The foam, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 yeast — or yeast plant [yēst] n. [ME yest < OE gist, akin to Ger gischt, spray, froth & OHG jesan, to ferment < IE base * yes , to foam, boil up > Gr zein, to boil, seethe] 1. any of various single celled ascomycetous fungi in which little or no …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 yeast|y — «YEES tee», adjective, yeast|i|er, yeast|i|est. 1. of, containing, or resembling yeast. 2. frothy or foamy: »yeasty waves. 3 …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 yeast — yeast; yeast·i·ly; yeast·i·ness; …

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  • 6 yeast — [ jist ] noun uncount a white substance used for making bread rise or for making beer ╾ yeast|y adjective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 yeast — (n.) O.E. gist yeast, common West Germanic (Cf. M.H.G. gest, Ger. Gischt foam, froth, O.H.G. jesan, Ger. gären to ferment ), from PIE *jes boil, foam, froth (Cf. Skt. yasyati boils, seethes, Gk. zein to boil, Welsh …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 yeast — см. Приложение 1 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 9 yeast — yeast. См. дрожжи. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 10 yeast — is the colloquial name for members of the fungal families, ascomycetes, basidiomycetes and imperfect fungi, that tend to be unicellular for the greater part of their life cycle. Commercially important yeasts include Saccharomyces cerevisiae ;… …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 11 yeast — [ji:st] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: gist] a type of ↑fungus used for producing alcohol in beer and wine, and for making bread rise >yeasty adj ▪ a yeasty taste …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 yeast — *foam, froth, spume, scum, lather, suds …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 yeast — ► NOUN 1) a microscopic single celled fungus capable of converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. 2) a greyish yellow preparation of this obtained chiefly from fermented beer, used as a fermenting agent, to raise bread dough, and as a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 yeast — yeastless, adj. yeastlike, adj. /yeest/, n. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 15 Yeast — A group of single celled fungi that reproduce by budding. Most yeast are harmless (some are used in baking and brewing). Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina, usually without… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 yeast — /jist / (say yeest) noun 1. a yellowish, somewhat viscid, semifluid substance consisting of the aggregated cells of certain minute fungi, which appears in saccharine liquids (fruit juices, malt worts, etc.), rising to the top as a froth (top… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 yeast — [OE] Yeast is etymologically a substance that causes ‘fermentation’. For its ultimate 553 Yule source is the Indo European base *jes ‘boil, foam, froth’, which also produced Greek zeín ‘boil’ (source of English eczema) and Welsh iās ‘seething’.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 yeast — [OE] Yeast is etymologically a substance that causes ‘fermentation’. For its ultimate source is the Indo European base *jes ‘boil, foam, froth’, which also produced Greek zeín ‘boil’ (source of English eczema) and Welsh iās ‘seething’. Its… …

    Word origins

  • 19 yeast — I. noun Etymology: Middle English yest, from Old English gist; akin to Old High German jesen, gesen to ferment, Greek zein to boil Date: before 12th century 1. a. a yellowish surface froth or sediment that occurs especially in saccharine liquids… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 yeast — n. brewer s yeast * * * [jiːst] brewer s yeast …

    Combinatory dictionary


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