plural -s
: any bacterium attacking protein in an acid medium including certain bacteria used for the ripening of cheeses and other dairy products

Word History


back-formation from acidoproteolytic

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acidoproteolyte was in 1946

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“Acidoproteolyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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