zymosis

Definitions of zymosis
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n a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol

Synonyms:
ferment, fermentation, fermenting, zymolysis
Types:
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
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
vinification
the process whereby fermentation changes grape juice into wine
Type of:
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process
(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

n (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)

Types:
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fungal infection, mycosis
an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
blastomycosis
any of several infections of the skin or mucous membrane caused by Blastomyces
ringworm, roundworm, tinea
infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
coccidioidomycosis, coccidiomycosis, desert rheumatism, valley fever
an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
cryptococcosis
a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
candidiasis, monilia disease, moniliasis
an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
dermatomycosis, dermatophytosis
fungal infection of the skin (especially of moist parts covered by clothing)
favus
a contagious fungal infection of the scalp; occurs mainly in Africa and the Middle East
keratomycosis
fungal infection of the cornea
phycomycosis
any fungal infection caused by fungi of the Phycomycetes group
sporotrichosis
a chronic fungal infection of the skin and lymph nodes
rhinosporidiosis
fungal infection of the nose; often acquired while swimming
Type of:
infection
(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

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