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propionibacteria

[proh-pee-on-uh-bak-teer-ee-uh, -oh-nuh-] /ˌproʊ piˈɒn ə bækˈtɪər i ə, -ˈoʊ nə-/
plural noun, singular propionibacterium
[proh-pee-on-uh-bak-teer-ee-uh m, -oh-nuh-] /ˌproʊ piˈɒn ə bækˈtɪər i əm, -ˈoʊ nə-/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
aerobic or anaerobic bacteria of the genus Propionibacterium, found in dairy products, especially hard cheeses where certain species are associated with the ripening process.
Origin of propionibacteria
< New Latin (1909); see propionic, bacteria
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