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Yeast

Correct spelling for yeast

Medical definition of yeast:

A ferment consisting of a culture of Saccharomyces cerevisioe or other species of S. The yeast fungus is a blastomycete some species of which are pathogenic; see blastomycosis, Saccharomyces, Torula.

Usage examples for yeast:

  • For example let us assume that we wish to test the value of a yeast cake as a source of " B" vitamine. "The Vitamine Manual, – Walter H. Eddy"
  • The same process that will raise good bread in cold weather will make sour bread in the heat of summer; different qualities of flour require variations in treatment as also different sorts and conditions of yeast and when all is done, the baking presents another series of possibilities which require exact attention. "The American Woman's Home, – Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe"
  • Bread mixed with two yeast cakes may be made and baked in about three hours. "Better Meals for Less Money, – Mary Green"

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