Definition of lactobacillus
: any of a genus (Lactobacillus) of bacteria that produce lactic acid
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Tenofovir stayed around longer when mixed with healthy lactobacilli, while concentrations plummeted rapidly when mixed with a particularly bad bug named Gardnerella vaginalis.
The antibiotic residues do not affect the disease-causing bacteria; the lactobacilli appear to be more sensitive.
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Origin and Etymology of lactobacillus
First Known Use: 1924See Words from the same year
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
2plural lactobacilli \-ˌī also -ˌē\play : any bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus
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