probiotic bacterium

Definitions of probiotic bacterium
  1. noun
    a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
    synonyms: probiotic, probiotic flora, probiotic microflora
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    types:
    Lactobacillus acidophilus, acidophilus
    a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics
    type of:
    bacteria, bacterium
    (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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