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Meaning of ZYMOSIS

Pronunciation:  zI'mowsis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
  2. [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

ZYMOSIS is a 7 letter word that starts with Z.


 Synonyms: ferment, fermentation, fermenting, zymolysis
 See Also: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, fungal infection, infection, mycosis, vinification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.]

Biology Dictionary
  1. Fermentation.
  2. Any infectious disease.