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

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Basically, the lactobacillus is pre-digesting the sugar in the cabbage for you. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Make Sauerkraut," 30 Oct. 2018 Just make sure yours contains both lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. Tehrene Firman, Redbook, "How to Get Pregnant," 10 Aug. 2017 The off flavors were later linked to the presence of lactobacillus acetotolerans, a bacteria that affects flavor but does not make a person ill. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Goose Island wins lawsuit over infected Bourbon County," 14 June 2018 Drafts to be poured include Morning Cloak: Spring Hop Session; brewpub exclusive stout Little Ghost; Berliner Weisse sour wheat ale fermented with Jackie O's house lactobacillus and Brettanomyces cultures. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Beer calendar: Railroad Brewing's 1st anniversary, Burial Beer Co. tastings, new releases, more," 5 Mar. 2018 Look for a supplement with strains of live active cultures normally found in your pet’s gut, like lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "3 Supplements Holistic Vets Give Their Own Pets Every Single Day," 1 Aug. 2017 But by the end of the fermentation process, both batches featured communities that starred bacteria in two genera: lactobacillus and leuconostoc. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Vegan Kimchi Is Microbially Pretty Close to the Original," 7 May 2018 Drafts to be poured include Morning Cloak: Spring Hop Session; brewpub exclusive stout Little Ghost; Berliner Weisse sour wheat ale fermented with Jackie O's house lactobacillus and Brettanomyces cultures. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Beer calendar: Railroad Brewing's 1st anniversary, Burial Beer Co. tastings, new releases, more," 5 Mar. 2018 Drafts to be poured include Morning Cloak: Spring Hop Session; brewpub exclusive stout Little Ghost; Berliner Weisse sour wheat ale fermented with Jackie O's house lactobacillus and Brettanomyces cultures. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Beer calendar: Railroad Brewing's 1st anniversary, Burial Beer Co. tastings, new releases, more," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of lactobacillus

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lactobacillus

New Latin

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lactobacillus

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

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 lactobacilli\ -​ˌī also -​ˌē\ : any bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus

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