- any long, slender, rod-shaped, anaerobic bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus, that produces large amounts of lactic acid in the fermentation of carbohydrates, especially in milk.
Origin of lactobacillus
Examples from the Web for lactobacillus
Contemporary Examples of lactobacillus
Lactobacillus reuteri LR-1 or LR-2 promote oral health by binding to teeth and gums, preventing plaque formation in the mouth.
The most common probiotic bacteria come from two genus groups: Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium, although there are many others.
Historical Examples of lactobacillus
Koumiss bacterium is related to the Lactobacillus of various other fermented milks, and is similar to Bac.The Bacillus of Long Life
- any Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus, which ferments carbohydrates to lactic acid, for example in the souring of milk: family Lactobacillaceae
- 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.