acidophilus

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ac·i·do·phil·ic

 (ăs′ĭ-dō-fĭl′ĭk) also ac·i·doph·i·lus (-dŏf′ə-ləs)
adj.
1. Growing well in an acid medium: acidophilic bacteria.
2. Easily stained with acid dyes: an acidophilic cell.

a·cid′o·phil′ (ə-sĭd′ə-fĭl′), a·cid′o·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
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acidophilus

(ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs)
n
a lactic-acid-producing bacterium primarily found in live yoghurt, useful in restoring bacterial balance in the intestine
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Noun1.acidophilus - a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics
probiotic, probiotic bacterium, probiotic flora, probiotic microflora - a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
genus Lactobacillus - type genus of the family Lactobacillaceae
lactobacillus - a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)
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acidophilus

n acidophilus m
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