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Bifidobacterium

 [bi″fid-o-bak-tēr´e-um]
a genus of obligate anaerobic lactobacilli commonly occurring in the feces.

Bifidobacterium

(bī'fī-dō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm),
A genus of anaerobic bacteria (family Actinomycetaceae) containing gram-positive rods of highly variable appearance; freshly isolated strains characteristically show true and false branching, with bifurcated V and Y forms, uniform or branched, and club or spatulate forms. They frequently stain irregularly; two or more granules may stain with methylene blue, whereas the remainder of the cell is unstained. They are not acid fast, are nonmotile, and do not produce spores; acetic and lactic acids are produced from glucose. Pathogenicity for humans is rare, although Bifidobacterium has been found in the feces and alimentary tract of infants, older people, and animals. The type species is Bifidobacterium bifidum.
[L. bifidus, cleft in two parts, + bacterium]

Bifidobacterium

/Bi·fid·o·bac·te·ri·um/ (bi″fid-o-bak-tēr´e-um) a genus of obligate anaerobic lactobacilli commonly occurring in the feces.

Bi·fi·do·bac·te·ri·um

(bī'fī-dō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm)
A genus of anaerobic bacteria (family Actinomycetaceae) containing gram-positive rods of highly variable appearance; freshly isolated strains characteristically show true and false branching, with bifurcated V and Y forms that are uniform or branched, and club or spatulate forms. It frequently stains irregularly; two or more granules may stain with methylene blue, whereas the remainder of the cell is unstained. It is not acid fast, is nonmotile, and does not produce spores; acetic and lactic acids are produced from glucose. Pathogenicity in humans is rare, although the bacterium has been found in the feces and alimentary tract of infants, some older people, and animals. The type species is B. bifidum.
[L. bifidus, cleft in two parts, + bacterium]

Bi·fi·do·bac·te·ri·um

(bī'fī-dō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm)
A genus of anaerobic bacteria containing gram-positive rods of highly variable appearance. Rare infection in humans, although the bacterium has been found in the feces and alimentary tract of infants, some older people, and animals.
[L. bifidus, cleft in two parts, + bacterium]

Bifidobacterium

a genus of gram-positive obligately anaerobic lactobacilli commonly occurring in the feces.
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