Meaning of lactobacillus

lac•to•ba•cil•lus

Pronunciation: (lak"tō-bu-sil'us), [key]
— pl. -cil•li
  1. any long, slender, rod-shaped, anaerobic bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus, that produces large amounts of lactic acid in the fermentation of carbohydrates, esp. in milk.
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