zymosis


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zy·mo·sis

 (zī-mō′sĭs)
n. pl. zy·mo·ses (-sēz) Archaic
1. Fermentation.
2. Medicine An infectious disease or disease process having similarities to fermentation.

[Greek zūmōsis, from zūmoun, to leaven, from zūmē, leaven.]

zy·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.
zy·mot′i·cal·ly adv.

zymosis

(zaɪˈməʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Pathology) med
a. any infectious disease
b. the development process or spread of such a disease
2. (Biochemistry) biochem another name for zymolysis

zy•mo•sis

(zaɪˈmoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
an infectious or contagious disease.
[1835–45; < New Latin zȳmōsis < Greek zymōsis=zȳmo(ûn) to leaven, ferment + -sis -sis]
zy•mot′ic (-ˈmɒt ɪk) adj.

zymosis Rare.

1. a process, similar to fermentation, thought to be the cause of infectious disease.
2. a disease so caused. See also fermentationzymotic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
fermentation. See also disease and illness. — zymotic adj.
See also: Fermentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zymosis - a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substanceszymosis - 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
2.zymosis - (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
infection - (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
fungal infection, mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
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