[lak-toh-buh-sil-uh s] /ˌlæk toʊ bəˈsɪl əs/

noun, plural lactobacilli
[lak-toh-buh-sil-ahy] /ˌlæk toʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ/ (Show IPA). Bacteriology.
any long, slender, rod-shaped, anaerobic bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus, that produces large amounts of lactic acid in the fermentation of carbohydrates, especially in milk.
noun (pl) -li (-laɪ)
any Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus, which ferments carbohydrates to lactic acid, for example in the souring of milk: family Lactobacillaceae

lactobacillus lac·to·ba·cil·lus (lāk’tō-bə-sĭl’əs)
Any of various rod-shaped, nonmotile, aerobic bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus that ferment lactic acid from sugars and are the causative agents in the souring of milk.


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