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with Anu Garg

zymology

PRONUNCIATION:
(zy-MOL-uh-jee)

MEANING:
noun: The science of fermentation.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek zym- (ferment) + -logy (science, study). Earliest documented use: 1753.

USAGE:
"Covering from aardvarks (do you share their DNA?) to zymology (much ado about yeast), the book takes a scientific look at a plethora of stuff."
Sharon Verbeten, et al.; Reference; Library Journal (New York); May 15, 2013.

See more usage examples of zymology in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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