zymolysis


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zy·mol·y·sis

 (zī-mŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Fermentation.

zy′mo·lyt′ic (-mə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

zymolysis

(zaɪˈmɒlɪsɪs)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem the process of fermentation. Also called: zymosis
zymolytic adj

zymolysis

1. the fermentative action of enzymes.
2. fermentation and its resulting changes. — zymolytic, adj.
See also: Fermentation
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Noun1.zymolysis - a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substanceszymolysis - a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
bottom fermentation - a slow kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature low enough that the yeast cells can sink to the bottom of the fermenting liquid; used in the production of lager
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
top fermentation - a violent kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature high enough to carry the yeast cells to the top of the fermenting liquid; used in the production of ale; "top fermentation uses a yeast that ferments at higher temperatures than that used for bottom fermentation"
vinification - the process whereby fermentation changes grape juice into wine