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Lactobacillus

 [lak″to-bah-sil´us]
a genus of bacteria, some of which are considered to be etiologically related to dental caries, but are otherwise nonpathogenic. They produce lactic acid by fermentation.

lactobacillus

 [lak″to-bah-sil´us]
any individual organism of the genus Lactobacillus.

Lactobacillus

(lak'tō-ba-sil'ŭs),
A genus of microaerophilic or anaerobic, non-spore-forming, ordinarily nonmotile bacteria (family Lactobacillaceae) containing gram-positive curved or straight rods that vary from long and slender cells to short coccobacilli; chains are commonly produced especially in the later part of the logarithmic phase of growth. These organisms possess complex nutritional requirements, generally characteristic for each species; metabolism is fermentative and at least half the end product is lactic acid. They are found in dairy products, effluents of grain and meat products, water, sewage, beer, wine, fruits and fruit juices, pickled vegetables, and in sourdough and mash, and are part of the normal flora of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina of many warm-blooded animals, including humans; as normal flora, they produce bacterocidins protective against pathogenic bacteria; rarely are they pathogenic. The type species is Lactobacillus delbrueckii.
[lacto- + bacillus]

lac·to·ba·cil·lus

(lak'tō-ba-sil'ŭs),
A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the genus Lactobacillus.

Lactobacillus

/Lac·to·bac·il·lus/ (-bah-sil´us) a genus of the family Lactobacillaceae. They are anaerobic or microaerophilic and occur widely in nature and in the human mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. In the oral cavity, they are found associated with dental caries but have no known etiologic role. Some produce only lactic acid and others produce other end products of fermentation.
Lactobacillus acido´philus  a lactobacillus producing the fermented product, acidophilus milk; preparations are used as digestive aids, for the production of B-complex vitamins, and to help prevent infections after antibiotic treatment.

lactobacillus

/lac·to·bac·il·lus/ (-bah-sil´us) pl. lactobacil´li   an organism of the genus Lactobacillus.

lactobacillus

(lăk′tō-bə-sĭl′əs)
n. pl. lactoba·cilli (-sĭl′ī′)
Any of various rod-shaped, oxygen-tolerant anaerobic bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus that ferment sugars to lactic acid and are used in the production of certain foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and pickles.

Lactobacillus (L)

[lak′tōbəsil′əs]
Etymology: L, lac + bacillum, small rod
any one of a group of nonpathogenic gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria that produce lactic acid from carbohydrates. Many species are normally found in the human intestinal tract and vagina.

Lac·to·ba·cil·lus

(lak'tō-bă-sil'ŭs)
A genus of microaerophilic or anaerobic, non-spore-forming, ordinarily nonmotile bacteria containing gram-positive rods which vary from long and slender cells to short coccobacilli; chains are commonly produced. These organisms are found in dairy products, the effluents of grain and meat products, water, sewage, beer, wine, fruits and fruit juices, pickled vegetables, and in sourdough and mash, and are part of the normal flora of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina of many warm-blooded animals, including humans; rarely are they pathogenic. The type species is L. delbrueckii.

lac·to·ba·cil·lus

(lak'tō-bă-sil'ŭs)
A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the genus Lactobacillus.

lactobacillus

Any of the genus of GRAM POSITIVE bacilli that produce LACTIC ACID from carbohydrates by fermentation. Lactobacilli are normal inhabitants of the mouth, intestine and vagina. They ferment milk to yoghurt and are responsible for its acid flavour.

Lactobacillus

a genus of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria, all of which are generally considered to be nonpathogenic, although they have been isolated from abscesses in cats. They produce lactic acid by fermentation and play a part in the development of lactic acidosis in ruminants fed on too much carbohydrate. See also yogurt.

lactobacillus

pl. lactobacilli; any individual organism of the genus Lactobacillus.