lactobacillus definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different rod-shaped, nonmotile aerobic micro-organisms for the genus Lactobacillus that ferment lactic acid from sugars and generally are the causative agents within the souring of milk.
    • Any of numerous rod-shaped, nonmotile, cardiovascular bacteria, regarding the genus Lactobacillus, that ferment sugars to make lactic acid
    • a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that creates lactic acid (especially in milk)

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