A genus of budding yeasts (family Saccharomycetaceae); an ascomycete. S. cerevisiae is used to produce brewer's yeast and ethanol. S. cerevisiae is a very rare pathogen in humans. [saccharo- + G. mykes, fungus]

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sac·cha·ro·my·ces .sak-ə-rō-'mī-(.)sēz n
1) cap a genus of unicellular yeasts (as a brewer's yeast) of the family Saccharomycetaceae that are distinguished by their sparse or absent mycelium and by their facility in reproducing asexually by budding
2) pl saccharomyces any yeast of the genus Saccharomyces

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Sac·cha·ro·my·ces (sak″ə-ro-miґsēz) [saccharo- + Gr. mykēs fungus] a genus of yeasts, fungi of the family Saccharomycetaceae. Many species formerly put in this genus have now been classified elsewhere.

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