Definition of fermenter in English:

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Pronunciation: /fərˈmen(t)ər/


1A container in which fermentation takes place.
Example sentences
  • There are temperature controlled fermenters and storage tanks, and good new oak barrels for maturation.
  • They included missile components, reactor vessel and fermenters - the latter required for the production of chemical and biological warheads.
  • They've replaced wooden fermenters and lagering vessels with stainless steel.
1.1An organism that causes fermentation.
Example sentences
  • However, change was found among strains of S. dysenteriae type I as non-lactose fermenter became lactose fermenter.
  • By definition, foregut fermentors comprise animals with a pregastric fermentation chambers such as the rumen, reticulum, and omasum of ruminants and diverticula or fermentative sacs of other ruminant-like mammals.

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Syllabification: fer·ment·er

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