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a. Causing fermentation.
b. Capable of causing or undergoing fermentation.
2. Relating to or of the nature of fermentation.


(fərˈmɛn tə tɪv)

1. tending to produce or undergo fermentation.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of fermentation.
fer•ment′a•tive•ly, adv.


a. fermentativo, que tiene la propiedad de hacer fermentar.
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With this novel system, the effects of various fermentative conditions such as dilution rate, OTR and feed sugar concentrations on co-culture dynamics have been systematically investigated and will be discussed in detail.
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