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brewer's yeast

a yeast, as of the genus Saccharomyces, suitable for use as a ferment in the manufacture of wine and beer.
Origin of brewer's yeast
1915-20 Unabridged
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  • Traditional ethanol is made when brewer's yeast feeds on glucose, the sugar found in corn starch and cellulose.
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brewer's yeast

a yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, used in brewing See yeast (sense 3)
yeast obtained as a by-product of brewing
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brewer's yeast in Medicine

brewer's yeast brew·er's yeast (brōō'ərz)
A yeast (genus Saccharomyces) used as a source of B-complex vitamins.

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