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- adj. Pertaining to, or produced by, fermentation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or produced by, fermentation; -- formerly, by confusion, used to designate lactic acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting zymic acid, a substance which is now known to be impure lactic acid.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of leaven: applied by Pasteur to the microbes which act as ferments only when the air is excluded, as distinguished from those which require the presence of air.
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