Respiration vs. Fermentation

Respiration vs. Fermentation — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Respiration and Fermentation

Respirationnoun

The action or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing. Also called ventilation.

Fermentationnoun

Any of a group of chemical reactions induced by microorganisms or enzymes that split complex organic compounds into relatively simple substances, especially the anaerobic conversion of sugar to carbon dioxide and alcohol by yeast.

Respirationnoun

An act of inhaling and exhaling; a breath.

Fermentationnoun

Unrest; agitation.

Respirationnoun

The action or process by which an organism without lungs, such as a fish or plant, exchanges gases with its environment.

Fermentationnoun

(biochemistry) Any of many anaerobic biochemical reactions in which an enzyme (or several enzymes produced by a microorganism) catalyses the conversion of one substance into another; especially the conversion (using yeast) of sugars to alcohol or acetic acid with the evolution of carbon dioxide

Respirationnoun

The oxidative process occurring within living cells by which the chemical energy of organic molecules is converted in a series of metabolic steps into usable energy in the form of ATP, involving the consumption of oxygen and the production of carbon dioxide and water as byproducts.

Fermentationnoun

A state of agitation or excitement; a ferment.

Respirationnoun

Any of various analogous metabolic processes by which certain organisms, such as anaerobic bacteria and some fungi, obtain energy from organic molecules without consuming oxygen.

Fermentationnoun

a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol

Respirationnoun

The process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing, breath.

Fermentationnoun

a state of agitation or turbulent change or development;

the political ferment produced a new leadershipsocial unrest

Respirationnoun

An act of breathing; a breath.

Fermentationnoun

a chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances

Respirationnoun

Any similar process in an organism that lacks lungs that exchanges gases with its environment.

Respirationnoun

The process by which cells obtain chemical energy by the consumption of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide.

Respirationnoun

the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic moelcules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs

Respirationnoun

a single complete act of breathing in and out;

thirty respirations per minute

Respirationnoun

the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation