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acidophilus

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noun ac·i·doph·i·lus \ˌa-sə-ˈdä-f(ə-)ləs\

Definition of acidophilus

  1. :  a lactobacillus (Lactobacillus acidophilus) that is added especially to dairy products (as yogurt and milk) or prepared as a dietary supplement, is part of the normal intestinal and vaginal flora, and is used therapeutically especially to promote intestinal health; also :  a preparation containing such bacteria



Origin and Etymology of acidophilus

New Latin, acidophilic


First Known Use: 1901


Medical Dictionary

acidophilus

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noun ac·i·doph·i·lus \ˌas-ə-ˌdäf-(ə-)ləs\

Medical Definition of acidophilus

  1. :  a lactobacillus (Lactobacillus acidophilus) that is added especially to dairy products (as yogurt and milk) or prepared as a dietary supplement, is part of the normal intestinal and vaginal flora, and is used therapeutically especially to promote intestinal health; also :  a preparation containing such bacteria




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