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propionibacteria

[proh-pee-on-uh-bak-teer-ee-uh, -oh-nuh-]
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plural noun, singular pro·pi·on·i·bac·te·ri·um [proh-pee-on-uh-bak-teer-ee-uh m, -oh-nuh-] /ˌproʊ piˈɒn ə bækˈtɪər i əm, -ˈoʊ nə-/. Bacteriology.
  1. aerobic or anaerobic bacteria of the genus Propionibacterium, found in dairy products, especially hard cheeses where certain species are associated with the ripening process.

Origin of propionibacteria

< New Latin (1909); see propionic, bacteria
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propionibacterium in Medicine

Propionibacterium

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n.
  1. A genus of saphrophytic nonmotile gram-positive bacteria, usually anaerobic, that occur in dairy products, on the skin, and in the intestinal tract; certain species may be pathogenic.
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