Word: yeast



The microorganism yeast. There is {lerup} for bacteria and {javtIm} for virus, but yeast is neither.

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  1. Yeast is a unicellular fungus – {'atlhqam}, but probably deserves its own word since "bread fungus" {tIr ngogh 'atlhqam} could refer either to the yeast used to make the bread, or the mold growing on the bread.

    1. The notes in boQwI' for {'atlhqam} have it being found on animal feet or around trees. With the addition of {bewSom pa'} and {bewSom qach} in 2020, thought it might be useful to have a word specifically for brewing/baking yeast.