lactic acid bacterium

noun

variants or lactic bacterium
: any of various bacteria chiefly of the genera Lactobacillus and Streptococcus that produce predominantly lactic fermentation on suitable media and some of which are used in the commercial production of lactic acid and as cheese and butter starters

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“Lactic acid bacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lactic%20acid%20bacterium. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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