noun (plural lactobacilli /-ˈsiˌlī/ /-ˈsiˌlē/)Biology
A rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid from the fermentation of carbohydrates.
- Genus Lactobacillus; nonmotile Gram-postive bacteria.
- Then a starter culture of lactic streptococci and lactobacilli bacteria is added.
- In my practice, I find that most bloated stomachs are caused by ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut, which you can combat by having a small pot a day of live natural yoghurt containing the probiotic bacteria lactobacilli, bifidus or acidophilus.
- These are likely to be unhelpful to women with bacterial vaginosis because the lactobacilli are directed at the wrong anatomical site and are of the wrong kind.
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