Definition of lactobacillus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlaktəʊbəˈsɪləs/

noun (plural lactobacilli /ˌlaktəʊbəˈsɪlʌɪ/)

A rod-shaped bacterium which produces lactic acid from the fermentation of carbohydrates.
Example sentences
  • 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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