Definition of acidophilus in English:

acidophilus

Line breaks: acid|oph¦ilus
Pronunciation: /ˌasɪˈdɒfɪləs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement the intestinal flora.
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus; a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium
    More 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.

Origin

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

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