acidoproteolyte

noun
ac·​i·​do·​pro·​te·​o·​lyte | \ ¦a-sə-(ˌ)dō-ˈprō-tē-ə-ˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of acidoproteolyte

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

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First Known Use of acidoproteolyte

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acidoproteolyte

back-formation from acidoproteolytic

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“Acidoproteolyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidoproteolyte. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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