fermentation fermentation  /ˌfɜr mən ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (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
  2. (n) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development


  1. The winemakers joke that it is good that scientists do not fully understand the delicate mix of compounds that emerge during fermentation else the mystique and the romance of the wine would get diminished.
  2. The whole country was on boil, it was as if a fermentation of the social order was taking place at that moment.
  3. The school offered a degree in fermentation sciences and David signed up for his love of inebriation.


  1. Smart Controllers support bench scale cell culture.

    Intended for upstream cell culture and fermentation, G3Lab Universal™ SmartControllers work with stirred-tank glass vessels as well as stirred-tank single-use vessels and rockers. Units offer single-use sensors for pH and dissolved oxygen, plus electrochemical and standard sensors for temperature and foam/level. Utility tower has 4 peristaltic SmartPumps, SmartMotor driver, and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Italian vintner pumps up grapes with Mozart

    The winemaker said classical music helps grapevines flourish, aids fermentation and keeps pests away.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KPLC Lake Charles

  3. Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Mascoma Announce Introduction of Next Generation Bioengineered Yeast

    Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, a global provider of fermentation ingredients to the fuel ethanol industry, and Mascoma Corporation, a renewable fuels company, today an
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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