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n. pl. lac·to·ba·cil·li (-sĭl′ī′)
Any of various rod-shaped, oxygen-tolerant anaerobic bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus that ferment sugars to lactic acid and are used in the production of certain foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and pickles.


n, pl -li (-laɪ)
(Microbiology) any Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus, which ferments carbohydrates to lactic acid, for example in the souring of milk: family Lactobacillaceae


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n., pl. -cil•li (-ˈsɪl aɪ)
any of various anaerobic bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lactobacillus - a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Lactobacillus - type genus of the family Lactobacillaceae
acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus - a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics


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