Definitions for: Zymosis


[n] (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
[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*mo"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? fermentation, fr. ?
ferment.] (Med.)
(a) A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an
infectious disease is believed to be developed.
(b) A zymotic disease. [R.]

Synonyms: ferment, fermentation, fermenting, zymolysis

See Also: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, fungal infection, infection, mycosis, vinification


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