1. [ noun ] (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
Related terms: infection pathologic_process fungal_infection medicine
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
Synonyms: fermentation ferment fermenting zymolysis
Related terms: chemical_process vinification bottom_fermentation top_fermentation sour ferment