acidophilus milk

[ as-i-dof-uh-luh s ]
/ ˌæs ɪˈdɒf ə ləs /


a fermented milk produced by growing the bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus in milk, used in medicine to alter the microbial flora of the intestinal tract under certain conditions.

Nearby words

  1. acidometer,
  2. acidophil,
  3. acidophil adenoma,
  4. acidophilic,
  5. acidophilus,
  6. acidosis,
  7. acidulant,
  8. acidulate,
  9. acidulent,
  10. acidulous

Origin of acidophilus milk

From New Latin, dating back to 1920–25; see origin at acid, -o-, -philous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for acidophilus milk

acidophilus milk

/ (ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs) /


med milk fermented by bacteria of the species Lactobacillus acidophilus, used in treating disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
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Medicine definitions for acidophilus milk

acidophilus milk

[ ăs′ĭ-dŏfə-ləs ]


Milk fermented by bacterial cultures that thrive in dilute acid, often used to alter the bacterial flora of the gastrointestinal tract in the treatment of certain digestive disorders.

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