Definitions

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  • noun A nickname for Lactobacillus acidophilus, one of the bacteria commonly used in fermenting yogurt.
  • noun The “good bacteria” found naturally in the human stomach and intestines.

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  • noun a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics

Etymologies

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From New Latin acidophilus ("acid-loving")

Examples

  • I'm considering moving to Moosejaw and putting a big plastic bubble around our house. oh and I agree with crazymumma-acidophilus is very helpful.

    And the Beat Goes On

  • In fact, I’m not going to be able to go into a frozen yogurt store without wondering if there are women floating in acidophilus pods in the basement.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jim Krusoe, Part 1

  • The bacteria concerned is most commonly a combination of Streptococcus salivarius and thermophilus, and a Lactobacillus such as acidophilus, bulgaricus or bifidus.

    yo·ghurt

  • The bacteria concerned is most commonly a combination of Streptococcus salivarius and thermophilus, and a Lactobacillus such as acidophilus, bulgaricus or bifidus.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • There are many great-tasting protein powders available, but I like the CNP ProPeptide powder because it is very low in lactose, tastes great, and contains good bacteria and probiotics, including acidophilus and bifidus.

    Body by Design

  • Fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir and sauerkraut are high in Lactobacillus acidophilus (in purple above) and Bifidobacterium longum (in green above), two common probiotic bacteria.

    Deepak Chopra: Weekly Health Tip: You Are Home to Millions of Microbes!

  • There are many great-tasting protein powders available, but I like the CNP ProPeptide powder because it is very low in lactose, tastes great, and contains good bacteria and probiotics, including acidophilus and bifidus.

    Body by Design

  • Fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir and sauerkraut are high in Lactobacillus acidophilus (in purple above) and Bifidobacterium longum (in green above), two common probiotic bacteria.

    Deepak Chopra: Weekly Health Tip: You Are Home to Millions of Microbes!

  • Probiotic products include good live bacteria like acidophilus typically found in yogurt.

    Steve Poses: On the Road: Farm Stands of the Hudson River Valley, NY

  • Most of these "friendly" bacteria occur naturally in cultured milk products, such as yogurt with active cultures or acidophilus milk.

    Dr. Andrew Weil: How To Relieve Indigestion--Naturally

Comments

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  • Something to do with keeping your gut healthy, but always sounds to me like it could be Jimi Hendrix's birthplace.

    December 29, 2008

  • I'd like to think it was. :-)

    December 29, 2008

  • Ha ha. Or a sort of (more) countercultural amigo of Snuffleupagus.

    December 29, 2008

  • With big hair.

    December 29, 2008

  • And tusks.

    December 29, 2008

  • Wait! Snuffy had no tusks. That is a gross error which reveals my inner sordor.

    December 29, 2008

  • Shame. ;-)

    December 29, 2008

  • Not to be confused with his wicked archenemy, the baseophilus, on whom proust based (!) a character in ROTP.

    December 29, 2008

  • Also sometimes referred to as friendly bacteria, like they go around saying to each other "Good morning to you. How are you today?".

    December 30, 2008

  • Why do you suppose WeirdNet insists it is "often considered to be a plant"?

    December 30, 2008