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- n. A nickname for Lactobacillus acidophilus, one of the bacteria commonly used in fermenting yogurt.
- n. The “good bacteria” found naturally in the human stomach and intestines.
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- n. a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics
From New Latin acidophilus ("acid-loving") (Wiktionary)