Definition of fermentative in English:

fermentative

adjective

  • See fermentation

    • ‘Large dinosaurs could have obtained their daily energy requirements from a low quality fiber diet presumably due to a slow rate of passage and long exposure of digesta to fermentative digestion than smaller dinosaurs.’
    • ‘It is well established that adaptive responses, such as increased alcohol dehydrogenase gene expression and fermentative metabolism, are initiated under conditions of hypoxia, as well as anoxia.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As they discovered the inebriating qualities of some fermented foods, they focused attention on those fermentative processes, ultimately leading to the beer and wine industries of today.’
    • ‘The fermentative activity of these microbes results in the production of volatile fatty acids that are absorbed by the host animal and make a variable and in some cases considerable contribution to its nutritional economy.’

Pronunciation

fermentative

/fəːˈmɛntətɪv/