leuconostoc

noun
leu·​co·​nos·​toc | \ ˌlü-kə-ˈnäs-ˌtäk How to pronounce leuconostoc (audio) \

Medical Definition of leuconostoc

1 capitalized : a genus of gram-positive nonmotile coccal bacteria that do not form spores, usually occur in pairs and chains, and are facultative anaerobes and that include several pests in sugar refineries that produce slime in sugar solutions
2 : any bacterium of the genus Leuconostoc

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“Leuconostoc.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leuconostoc. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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