Definitions

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

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

Etymologies

From New Latin acidophilus ("acid-loving") (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

    December 30, 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

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

    December 29, 2008

  • Shame. ;-)

    December 29, 2008

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

    December 29, 2008

  • And tusks.

    December 29, 2008

  • With big hair.

    December 29, 2008

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

    December 29, 2008

  • I'd like to think it was. :-)

    December 29, 2008

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

    December 29, 2008