One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bacterium which metabolizes carbohydrate, some kinds being involved in the fermentation of dairy products and the aetiology of acne.
Genus Propionibacterium; Gram-positive rods
- ‘The study also monitored skin colonization by antibiotic-resistant propionibacteria.’
Modern Latin, from propionic (see propionic acid) + bacterium.
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