Adjective "yeast" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A microscopic fungus consisting of single oval cells that reproduce by budding, and capable of converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
  1. 'This evolutionarily maintained mechanism has been detected from yeast to mammalian cells.'
  2. 'The yeast uses this sugar in the same way it uses the glucose in white sugar.'
  3. 'I heard and watched the students grasp the understanding of how yeast absorbs sugar.'
  4. 'When you come back to your experiment, you'll notice that yeast cells do a really good job of creating carbon dioxide.'
  5. 'The results described above suggest that anesthetics may inhibit yeast cell division by decreasing amino acid import.'
  6. 'That's because when there are sufficient nutrients available, normal yeast reproduces asexually.'
  7. 'Well, fermentation is nothing less than single-celled yeast fungi busily reproducing - and turning sugar to ethanol in the process.'
  8. 'Their attempts to genetically engineer spider silk relied on the use of bacterial, yeast, or plant cells.'
  9. 'This is inferred because spore viability is reduced in some checkpoint single mutants of budding yeast.'
  10. 'Alcohol is chock full of sugar, and sugar causes yeast infections in many people.'
  11. 'This method relies on fungi to break the complex sugars of rice into simple sugars that yeast can quickly convert to alcohol.'
  12. 'That sugar reacts with the live yeast to produce more carbon dioxide.'
  13. 'Candida is a single-celled fungus or yeast cell that inhabits the intestinal tract and mucus membranes of every living person on the earth.'
  14. 'Like with Mac's in Nelson, there's the pungent, delectable smell of yeast and fermentation.'
  15. 'In yeast breads, use a bit more yeast or let the dough rise longer.'
  16. 'One of the key ingredients in a home-baked loaf apart from yeast, flour, salt and water - is time.'
  17. 'As beer brewers do with yeast, the Wiandts drop bits of mycelia into a malt sugar solution.'
  18. 'Each pack contained flour, sunflower oil, sugar, haricot beans, rice, salt, noodles, yeast, and canned food.'
  19. 'Not yet available in the market, this bread is made of naturally fermented rice starter dough with no artificial yeast or preservatives added.'
  20. 'Allowing the yeast or other leavening agents to do their duty.'
  21. 'This bottle-conditioned ale contains live yeast which allows the beer to develop in the bottle.'
  22. 'The bagel is defined as a hard bread roll made of yeast dough twisted into a doughnutlike shape, cooked in simmering water and then baked.'
  23. 'Added to selective breeding is another step, another human act, that of using yeast to raise the bread or ferment the wine.'
  24. 'Unlike other fungi, budding and fission yeasts lack endogenous DNA methylation.'
  25. 'In budding and fission yeasts, life span is defined by the methods used to measure it.'
  26. 'Streptomyces rochei AK 39 was active against dermatophytes whereas yeasts and other molds were resistant.'

More definitions

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.

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.Compare bottom yeast, brewer's yeast, top yeast.

3. spume; foam.

4. ferm

More examples(as adjective)

"cycles can be yeast."


Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gist and German Gischt ‘froth, yeast’, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek zein ‘to boil’.