Yeast

Noun

  • An often humid, yellowish froth produced by fermenting malt worts, and used to brew beer, leaven bread, and also used in certain medicines.
  • baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Candida, a ubiquitous fungus that can cause various kinds of infections in humans.
  • A true yeast or budding yeast in order Saccharomycetales.
  • brewer's yeast, certain species of Saccharomyces, principally Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces carlsbergensis.
  • (figuratively) A frothy foam.
  • A single-celled fungus of a wide variety of taxonomic families.
  • A compressed cake or dried granules of this substance used for mixing with flour to make bread dough rise.
  • The resulting infection, candidiasis.

Verb

  • To ferment.
  • (of something prepared with a yeasted dough) To rise.

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