lactobacillus [lak΄tō bə sil′əs]
pl. lactobacilli [lak΄tō bə sil′ī΄] [ModL < LACTO- + BACILLUS]
any of a genus (Lactobacillus) of bacteria that ferment milk, carbohydrates, etc., producing lactic acid and carbon dioxide: found as saprophytes or as parasites in the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina of humans and other mammals

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  • Lactobacillus — Lactobacillaceae Lactobacillus sp. Systematik Domäne: Bakterien Abteilung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Lactobacillus — Lactobacille Lactobacilles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lactobacillus —   Lactobacillus …   Wikipedia Español

  • lactobacillus — /lak toh beuh sil euhs/, n., pl. lactobacilli / sil uy/. Bacteriol. any long, slender, rod shaped, anaerobic bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus, that produces large amounts of lactic acid in the fermentation of carbohydrates, esp. in milk. [ …   Universalium

  • Lactobacillus — Literally milk bacteria, normally found in the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina. Lactobacillus can also live in fermenting products, such as yogurt. Humans appear to have a symbiotic relationship with this bacteria: it’s been with us so long… …   Medical dictionary

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  • lactobacillus — /ˌlæktoʊbəˈsɪləs/ (say .laktohbuh siluhs) noun (plural lactobacilli /ˌlæktoʊbəˈsɪlaɪ/ (say .laktohbuh siluy)) any bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus, a group of aerobic, long, slender rods which produce large amounts of lactic acid in the… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • lactobacillus —    A genus of gram positive, acid resistant bacteria in the Lactobacillaceae family.    We know of lactobacillus because of its use in making yogurt and the conventional wisdom of taking it in one form or another after antibiotic therapy, but it… …   Herbal-medical glossary

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