Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Saccharomyces: Saccharomyces boulardii
A genus of budding yeasts (family Saccharomycetaceae); an ascomycete. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is used to produce brewer's yeast and ethanol. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a very rare pathogen in humans.
[saccharo- + G. mykēs, fungus]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
n. pl. saccharomyces
Any of several single-celled yeasts belonging to the genus Saccharomyces that lack hyphae and ferment sugar.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Saccharomycesa genus of unicellular yeast fungi, which is in the group ASCOMYCOTA. Most species of Saccharomyces ferment a wide range of sugars. Some species, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae are used in the manufacture of bread and as ‘brewer's yeast’ in beer making. They may occur in the form of simple, budding cells or as pseudomycelium (chain of cells). Each ASCUS contains one to four rounded or ovate SPORES.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Genus of budding yeasts used to produce brewer's yeast and ethanol.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012