propionibacteria

[ proh-pee-on-uh-bak-teer-ee-uh, -oh-nuh- ]
/ ˌproʊ piˈɒn ə bækˈtɪər i ə, -ˈoʊ nə- /

plural noun, singular pro·pi·on·i·bac·te·ri·um [proh-pee-on-uh-bak-teer-ee-uhm, -oh-nuh-]. /ˌproʊ piˈɒn ə bækˈtɪər i əm, -ˈoʊ nə-/. Bacteriology.

aerobic or anaerobic bacteria of the genus Propionibacterium, found in dairy products, especially hard cheeses where certain species are associated with the ripening process.

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Origin of propionibacteria

<New Latin (1909); see propionic, bacteria
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