Döderlein's bacillus

Döderlein's bacillus

[dā′dərlīnz, dō′dərlēnz]
Etymology: Albert S. Döderlein, German physician, 1860-1941
a gram-positive bacterium present in normal vaginal secretions.

Doderlein's bacillus

A GRAM POSITIVE bacillus, a normal inhabitant of the vagina that produces the lactic acid necessary for vaginal health. (Albert Seigmund Gustav Doderlein, 1860–1941, German gynaecologist).