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kephir (countable and uncountable, plural kephirs)

  1. Alternative spelling of kefir
    • (Can we date this quote?), Various, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2[1]:
      In addition to such cases as the kephir and ginger-beer plants (figs. 19, 20), where anaerobic bacteria are associated with yeasts, several interesting examples of symbiosis among bacteria are now known.