Leuconostoc mesenteroides

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Leu·co·nos·toc mes·en·te·roi·'des

a species found in fermenting vegetables and other plant materials and in prepared meat products; it is an active slime (dextran) producer, the dextran commonly used as a plasma expander; it is the type species of the genus Leuconostoc.
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