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lactobacillus

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noun lac·to·ba·cil·lus \ˌlak-tō-bə-ˈsi-ləs\

Definition of lactobacillus

  1. :  any of a genus (Lactobacillus) of bacteria that produce lactic acid



Origin of lactobacillus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1924


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lactobacillus

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noun lac·to·ba·cil·lus \ˌlak-tō-bə-ˈsil-əs\

Medical Definition of lactobacillus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of gram-positive nonmotile lactic-acid-forming bacteria of the family Lactobacillaceae including various commercially important lactic acid bacteria

  2. 2plural lactobacilli \-ˌī also -ˌē\play :  any bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus




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