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brewer's yeast

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  1. a yeast, as of the genus Saccharomyces, suitable for use as a ferment in the manufacture of wine and beer.

Origin of brewer's yeast

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for brewer's yeast

brewer's yeast

  1. a yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, used in brewingSee yeast (def. 3)
  2. yeast obtained as a by-product of brewing
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brewer's yeast in Medicine

brewer's yeast

  1. A yeast (genus Saccharomyces) used as a source of B-complex vitamins.
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