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Noun: zymosis  zI'mow-sis
  1. A process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
    - zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment
     
  2. (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)

Type of: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, infection

Encyclopedia: Zymosis