elliptical

Lemma

elliptical

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

Adj.

Definizione

Having the shape of an ellipse: The earth orbit is elliptical. 1

Nota

There are thousands of yeasts blowing in the wind and living in the soil and on leaves, stems, vines and grapes. Of the 15 known genera, one in particular is favored for winemaking. From the Greek words for sugar (sakchar) and fungus (Mykes), Saccharomyces is the genus that makes up most yeasts used in making bread, beer and wine. Seven species make up the genus, and the most important of these is Saccharomyces cervisiae, also called S. ellipsoideus, and its varieties. Of the many non-Saccharomyces yeasts, all but one are decidedly bad for wine. […]
The good yeasts (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) for winemaking include the strains Saccharomyces bayanus, Saccharomyces uvarum, Saccharomyces oviformis, Saccharomyces carlsbergiensis, Saccharomyces logo, Saccharomyces chevalieri, Saccharomyces diastaticus, Saccharomyces fructuum, Saccharomyces italicus, Saccharomyces hispanica, Saccharomyces oxydans, Saccharomyces pasteurianus, Saccharomyces prostoserdovii, Saccharomyces sake, Saccharomyces sterineri, and Saccharomyces vini predominantly. These varieties, or strains, tend to be naturally localized. 2

Contesto

Older literature frequently called this yeast Saccharomyces ellipsoideus because the cells appeared more elliptical than circular. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ɪˈlɪptɪkəl] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni

ELIP or ELLIPT. 5

Etimologia

Gk. έλλειπτιχσς, “pertaining to the ellipse”, from έλλειψις “ellipse”. 6

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Wed Feb 4 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Sara Visconti rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : Quirk R., Dictionary of Contemporary English with New Words Supplement,, Edinburgh, Longman, 2001, third edition, p. 447.

2 : «http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/yeast.asp», (28/01/2009)

3 : Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to WINE,, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, third edition, p. 1079.

4 : Quirk R., Dictionary of contemporary English with New Words supplement, Edinburgh, Longman, 2001, third edition, p. 447.

5 : Crowley E.T., Acronyms, Initialism & Abbreviations Dictionary, , Detroit, Gale Research Company Book Tower, 1980, seventh edition, p. 406.

6 : Dr. Klein’s,, Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language,, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1971, first edition, p. 243.

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