Fermentation

Fermentation may mean:
* Fermentation (biochemistry), the process of energy production in a cell under anaerobic conditions (without oxygen)
* Ethanol fermentation, a form of anaerobic respiration used primarily by yeasts when oxygen is not present in sufficient quantity for normal cellular respiration
* Fermentative hydrogen production
* Industrial fermentation, the breakdown and re-assembly of biochemicals for industry, often in aerobic growth conditions

In food science, fermentation may mean:
* Fermentation (food), the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols or acids under anaerobic conditions used for making certain foods
* Fermentation (wine), the process of fermentation commonly used in winemaking
* Fermentation (beer), the process of fermentation commonly used in brewing beer.
* Fermentation (tea), the term used in the tea industry for the aerobic treatment of tea leaves to break down certain unwanted chemicals and modify others to develop the flavor of the tea

Ferment may refer to:
*"Ferment (album)", by Catherine Wheel


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  • Fermentation — industrielle La fermentation est une réaction biochimique de conversion de l énergie chimique contenue dans une source de carbone (souvent du glucose) en une autre forme d énergie directement utilisable par la cellule en l absence de dioxygène… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fermentation — [ fɛrmɑ̃tasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1539; lat. fermentatio → ferment 1 ♦ Biol., biochim. Transformation de substances organiques sous l influence d enzymes produits par des micro organismes. Fermentation du lait, transformation en acide lactique sous l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fermentation — Fer men*ta tion (f[ e]r m[e^]n*t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. fermentation.] 1. The process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast; in a wider sense (Physiol. Chem.), the transformation of an organic substance into new… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fermentation — Fermentation. s. f. v. Terme Dogmatique. Agitation, division & rarefaction de parties par le moyen du Ferment. La digestion se fait par la fermentation des aliments …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fermentation — [fʉr΄mən tā′shən] n. [ME fermentacioun < LL fermentatio: see FERMENT] 1. the breakdown of complex molecules in organic compounds, caused by the influence of a ferment [bacteria cause milk to curdle by fermentation] 2. excitement; agitation …   English World dictionary

  • fermentation — fermentation. См. ферментация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Fermentation — (lat.), Gärung; fermentativ, die Gärung befördernd; fermentieren, gären, in Gärung bringen; fermentabel, gärungsfähig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fermentation — (lat.), s.v.w. Gärung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fermentation — Fermentation, der Prozeß der Gährung (s. Gährung) …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • fermentation — index commotion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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