lactobacillus meaning

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Noun: lactobacillus (lactobacilli)  `laktowbu'silus
  1. A Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)

Derived forms: lactobacilli

Type of: eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria

Part of: genus Lactobacillus

Encyclopedia: Lactobacillus

A genus of gram-positive,microaerophilic,rod-shaped bacteria occurring widely in nature. Its species are also part of the many normal flora of the mouth,intestinal tract,and vagina of many mammals,including humans. Pathogenicity from this genus is rare. n
1 cap : a genus of gram-positive nonmotile lactic-acid-forming bacteria of the family Lactobacillaceae including various commercially important lactic acid bacteria
2 pl -li : any bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus


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