zymurgy (n.) branch of chemistry which deals with wine-making and brewing, 1868, from Gk. zymo-, comb. form of zyme "a leaven" (from PIE root *yeue-; see JUICE (Cf. juice)) + -ourgia "a working," from ergon "work" (see URGE (Cf. urge) (v.)). The last word in many standard English dictionaries; but in the OED [2nd ed.] the last word is zyxt, an obsolete Kentish form of the second person singular of SEE (Cf. see) (v.).

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  • zymurgy — [ zʌɪmə:dʒi] noun the study or practice of fermentation in brewing, winemaking, or distilling. Origin C19: from Gk zumē leaven , on the pattern of metallurgy …   English new terms dictionary

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