Definitions for lactobacillusˌlæk toʊ bəˈsɪl əs; -ˈsɪl aɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lac•to•ba•cil•lusˌlæk toʊ bəˈsɪl əs; -ˈsɪl aɪ(n.)(pl.)-cil•li
any of various anaerobic bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus.
a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)
Any of many rod-shaped, nonmotile, aerobic bacteria, of the genus Lactobacillus, that ferment sugars to form lactic acid
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of gram-positive, microaerophilic, rod-shaped bacteria occurring widely in nature. Its species are also part of the many normal flora of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina of many mammals, including humans. Pathogenicity from this genus is rare.
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