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lactobacillus

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

Definition of LACTOBACILLUS

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

Origin of LACTOBACILLUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1924

lactobacillus

noun lac·to·ba·cil·lus \ˌlak-tō-bə-ˈsil-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LACTOBACILLUS

1
capitalized :  a genus of gram-positive nonmotile lactic-acid-forming bacteria of the family Lactobacillaceae including various commercially important lactic acid bacteria
2
plural lac·to·ba·cil·li \-ˌī also -ˌē\ :  any bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus

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