- Milk to which Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria have been added to aid in the digestion of lactose (milk sugar). Some humans have difficulty digesting lactose. When they drink regular milk they may suffer diarrhea, abdominal bloating and discomfort.
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acidophilus milk — [as΄ə däf′ə ləs] n. milk with bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus) added that is used to modify intestinal bacteria … English World dictionary
acidophilus milk — milk fermented with cultures of Lactobacillus acidophilus; used in gastrointestinal disorders in attempts to modify the bacterial flora of the intestinal tract … Medical dictionary
acidophilus milk — noun milk fermented by bacteria; used to treat gastrointestinal disorders • Hypernyms: ↑milk * * * |asə|däf(ə)ləs noun Etymology: New Latin acidophilus (specific epithet of Lactobacillus acidophilus, one of the species of bacteria causing this… … Useful english dictionary
acidophilus milk — /æsəˌdɒfələs ˈmɪlk/ (say asuh.dofuhluhs milk) noun a fermented milk which alters the bacterial content of the intestines. The fermenting bacteria are of the species Lactobacillus acidophilus. See lactobacillus … Australian English dictionary
acidophilus milk — /as i dof euh leuhs/ a fermented milk produced by growing the bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus in milk, used in medicine to alter the microbial flora of the intestinal tract under certain conditions. [1920 25; < NL; see ACID, O , PHILOUS] * *… … Universalium
acidophilus milk — ac•i•doph′i•lus milk′ [[t]ˌæs ɪˈdɒf ə ləs[/t]] n. pha nut milk cultured with the bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus, used in medicine for modifying bacterial content of the intestine • Etymology: 1920–25; < NL; see acid, o , philous … From formal English to slang
Milk — For other uses, see Milk (disambiguation). Foremilk and Hindmilk samples of human breast milk … Wikipedia
Acidophilus — is a general name for a group of probiotics, often added to milk or sold as a capsule, which contains one or more of the following bacteria which aid in digestion: * Lactobacillus acidophilus (A) * Lactobacillus casei (C) * Lactobacillus… … Wikipedia
acidophilus — (adj.) 1920, used of milk fermented by acidophilic bacteria, from acidophil (1900), a hybrid word, from L. acidus acidic (see ACID (Cf. acid) (adj.)) + Gk. philos loving see PHILE (Cf. phile)); the bacteria so called because they stain easily… … Etymology dictionary
milk — 1. A white liquid, containing proteins, sugar, and lipids, secreted by the mammary glands, and designed for the nourishment of the young. SYN: lac (1). 2. Any whitish milky fluid; e.g., the juice of the coconut or a suspension of various metallic … Medical dictionary