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acidophilus Syllabification: ac·i·doph·i·lus
Pronunciation: /ˌasəˈdäfələs/

Definition of acidophilus in English:


A bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement the intestinal flora.
Example sentences
  • The use of Lactobacillus acidophilus and other probiotic bacteria to maintain intestinal health and good digestion is on the rise.
  • For instance, Lactobacillus acidophilus - a harmless bacterium that resides in your intestines - helps you digest food, destroys some disease-causing organisms and provides nutrients to your body.
  • Probiotic foods contain bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus or Bifidobacterium, bacteria that are thought to be capable of surviving digestion, and of being introduced into the large intestine.


1920s: modern Latin, literally 'acid-loving'.

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