acidophilus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin acidophilus (acid-loving)

Noun[edit]

acidophilus (uncountable)

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

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acidus (sour, acid) + philus (beloved), from Ancient Greek φίλος (philos, friend)

Adjective[edit]

acidophilus

  1. (New Latin) Acid-loving.