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

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  • Acidophilus — is a general name for a group of probiotics, often added to milk or sold as a capsule, which contains one or more of the following bacteria which aid in digestion: * Lactobacillus acidophilus (A) * Lactobacillus casei (C) * Lactobacillus… …   Wikipedia

  • acidophilus — (adj.) 1920, used of milk fermented by acidophilic bacteria, from acidophil (1900), a hybrid word, from L. acidus acidic (see ACID (Cf. acid) (adj.)) + Gk. philos loving see PHILE (Cf. phile)); the bacteria so called because they stain easily… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Acidophilus — Lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus acidophilus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • acidophilus — noun Etymology: New Latin, acidophilic Date: 1921 a lactobacillus (Lactobacillus acidophilus) that is added especially to dairy products (as yogurt and milk) or prepared as a dietary supplement, is part of the normal intestinal and vaginal flora …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acidophilus — ac·i·doph·i·lus .as ə .däf (ə )ləs n a lactobacillus (Lactobacillus acidophilus) that is added esp. to dairy products (as yogurt and milk) or prepared as a dietary supplement, is part of the normal intestinal and vaginal flora, and is used… …   Medical dictionary

  • acidophilus — [ˌasɪ dɒfɪləs] noun a bacterium used to make yogurt. [Lactobacillus acidophilus.] Origin 1920s: mod. L., lit. acid loving …   English new terms dictionary

  • acidophilus — noun a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics • Syn: ↑Lactobacillus acidophilus • Hypernyms: ↑lactobacillus, ↑probiotic, ↑probiotic bacterium, ↑probiotic microflora, ↑probiotic flora …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acidophilus — Acido̱|philus m; : übliche Kurzbezeichnung für ↑Lactobacterium acidophilum …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • acidophilus — ac·i·doph·i·lus …   English syllables

  • acidophilus — /æsəˈdɒfələs/ (say asuh dofuhluhs) noun See lactobacillus …   Australian English dictionary

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