from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. Any of many rod-shaped, nonmotile, aerobic bacteria, of the genus Lactobacillus, that ferment sugars to form lactic acid
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- n. a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)
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