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[proh-pee-on-uh-bak-teer-ee-uh m, -oh-nuh-] /ˌproʊ piˈɒn ə bækˈtɪər i əm, -ˈoʊ nə-/
noun, plural propionibacteria
[proh-pee-on-uh-bak-teer-ee-uh, -oh-nuh-] /ˌproʊ piˈɒn ə bækˈtɪər i ə, -ˈoʊ nə-/ (Show IPA).
any of several 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 propionibacterium
< New Latin (1909); see propionic, bacterium Unabridged
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propionibacterium in Medicine

Propionibacterium Pro·pi·on·i·bac·te·ri·um (prō'pē-ŏn'ə-bāk-tēr'ē-əm)
A genus of saphrophytic nonmotile gram-positive bacteria, usually anaerobic, that occur in dairy products, on the skin, and in the intestinal tract; certain species may be pathogenic.

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