propionibacterium

noun

pro·​pi·​oni·​bac·​te·​ri·​um ˌprō-pē-ˌän-ə-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce propionibacterium (audio)
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capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Propionibacteriaceae) of gram-positive nonmotile usually anaerobic bacteria that form propionic acid by fermenting lactic acid, carbohydrates, and polyalcohols and that include forms found especially on human skin and in dairy products
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plural propionibacteria -ē-ə How to pronounce propionibacterium (audio) : any bacterium of the genus Propionibacterium

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“Propionibacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/propionibacterium. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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