yeast

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1. Any of several unicellular fungi of the genera Saccharomyces or Candida, which reproduce by budding. They are capable of fermenting carbohydrates. Yeasts, esp. C. albicans, may cause systemic infections as well as vaginitis and oral thrush. Yeast infections are frequently present in patients with malignant lymphomas, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, AIDS, or other conditions causing that compromise immune systems.
SYN: SEE: Saccharomyces

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BUDDING YEAST (×400); SEE: Candida; SEE: candidiasis; SEE: fungi
2. A commercial product composed of meal impregnated with living fungi, used, for example, in fermenting beer and ale and baking bread.
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BUDDING YEAST (In peritoneal fluid (×400)

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