Definitions for: Zymolysis


[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



Webster (1913) Definition: Zy*mol"y*sis, n. [NL. See Zyme, and Lysis.]
(Physiol. Chem.)
The action of enzymes; also, the changes produced by such
action. -- Zy`mo*lyt"ic, a.

Synonyms: ferment, fermentation, fermenting, zymosis

See Also: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, vinification


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