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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sac·cha·ro·my·ces /-roˈmaɪ(ˌ)siz/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sac·cha·ro·my·ces /ˌsækəroˈmaɪ(ˌ)sɪz/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sac·cha·ro·my·ces n.  Biol. A genus of budding fungi, the various species of which have the power, to a greater or less extent, or splitting up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. They are the active agents in producing fermentation of wine, beer, etc. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the yeast of sedimentary beer. Also called Torula.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : single-celled yeasts that reproduce asexually by budding;
          used to ferment carbohydrates [syn: genus Saccharomyces]