HyperDic: acidophilus

English > 1 sense of the word acidophilus:
NOUNanimalacidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilusa bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics
English > acidophilus: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningA bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics.
SynonymLactobacillus acidophilus
Member ofgenus Lactobacillustype genus of the family Lactobacillaceae
BroaderlactobacillusA Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)
probiotic, probiotic bacterium, probiotic microflora, probiotic floraA beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals
Spanishacidophilus
Catalanacidophilus, lactobacillus acidophilus

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