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torula

Line breaks: tor¦ula
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒruːlə
 
, -(j)ʊlə/

Definition of torula in English:

noun (plural torulae /-liː/)

1 (also torula yeast) A yeast which is cultured for use in medicine and as a food additive, especially as a source of vitamins and protein.
Example sentences
  • The company's fresh-baked Vegekibble for dogs is made of whole wheat and soy flour, corn meal, torula yeast, garlic, vegetable broth and a vegan supplement.
  • Alternatively cooked and extruded rice products can be similarly improved with torula yeast prior to puffing.
  • Provesta Micro-Feast ® L - 10 larval diet, an enriched dehydrated torula yeast, was used in this study.
2A yeast-like fungus composed of chains of rounded cells, several kinds growing on dead vegetation and some causing infections.
Example sentences
  • The London County Country Medical Officer discovered, for example, the following in samples of ice cream: cocci, bacilli, torulae, cotton fiber, lice, bed bugs, bug's legs, fleas, straw, human hair, and cat and dog hair.

Origin

modern Latin (genus name), diminutive of Latin torus 'swelling, bolster'.

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