Saccharomyces Sac`cha*ro*my"ces, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? sugar + ?, ?, a fungus.] (Biol.) A genus of budding fungi, the various species of which have the power, to a greater or less extent, or splitting up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. They are the active agents in producing fermentation of wine, beer, etc. {Saccharomyces cerevisi[ae]} is the yeast of sedimentary beer. Also called {Torula}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Torula — Tor u*la, n.; pl. {Torul[ae]} [NL., dim. of L. torus a semicircular molding.] (Biol.) (a) A chain of special bacteria. (b) A genus of budding fungi. Same as {Saccharomyces}. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torŭla — (T. Link.), Faserpilzgattung aus der Familie der Gymnomycetes Sporodermei; Arten auf faulenden Vegetabilien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Torula — Torŭla Pasteur, Gruppe von Sproßpilzen, von der echten Hefe dadurch unterschieden, daß sie in zuckerhaltigen Lösungen keine alkoholische Gärung hervorrufen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • torula — [tôr′oo lə] n. pl. torulae [tôr′oolē΄] or torulas [ModL < L torus, a bulge + ula, ULE] any of a group of yeastlike fungi that reproduce by budding: some cause animal disease and others ferment food …   English World dictionary

  • Torula — Taxobox | name = Torula regnum = Fungi phylum = Ascomycota subphylum = Saccharomycotina classis = Saccharomycetes ordo = Saccharomycetales familia = Saccharomycetaceae genus = Candida species = C. utilis binomial = Candida utilis binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • torula — noun (plural torulae; also las) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin torus protuberance Date: 1862 any of various fungi (genus Torula) and especially yeasts that lack sexual spores, do not produce alcoholic fermentations, and are typically acid… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • torula — /tawr yeuh leuh, euh leuh, tawr /, n. a highly nutritious yeast produced commercially on a sugar recovered from the manufacture of wood products or from processed fruit. Also called torula yeast. [ < NL Torula (1796) a fungus genus, equiv. to L… …   Universalium

  • torula — [ tɒru:lə, (j)ʊlə] noun (plural torulae li:) 1》 a yeast used in medicine and as a food additive. [Candida utilis.] 2》 a yeast like fungus composed of chains of rounded cells. [Genus Torula.] Origin mod. L., dimin. of L. torus swelling, bolster …   English new terms dictionary

  • torula — n. (pl. torulae) 1 a yeast, Candida utilis, used medicinally as a food additive. 2 any yeast like fungus of the genus Torula, growing on dead vegetation. Etymology: mod.L, dimin. of torus: see TORUS …   Useful english dictionary

  • torula — noun Any of a group of fungi, Candida utilis, related to the yeasts, sometimes used in processed food …   Wiktionary

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