medical Definition of bifidobacterium
- This is particularly true of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, two genera of lactic acid-producing bacteria long thought to be vital members of a healthy gut flora.
- —Garry Hamilton, New Scientist, 16 Apr. 2005
- … cesarean section infants display reduced abundances and/or incidences of colonization by the genera Bacteroides and Bifidobacterium early in development relative to infants born by vaginal delivery.
- —Elizabeth K. Costello et al., Science, 8 June 2012
- Look for a probiotic that has a blend of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
- —Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden, The Sacramento Bee, 9 Feb. 2012
- Among hospitalized infants, those given formula enriched with bifidobacteria (the bacteria found in breast milk) are less likely to develop infectious diarrhea.
- —Molly Caldwell Crosby, Newsweek, 26 Mar. 2001