Definition of propionibacterium in English:

propionibacterium

Pronunciation /ˌprōpēˌänəˌbakˈtirēəm/ /ˌproʊpiˌɑnəˌbækˈtɪriəm/

nounpropionibacteria

  • A bacterium which metabolizes carbohydrate, some kinds being involved in the fermentation of dairy products and the etiology of acne.

    Genus Propionibacterium; Gram-positive rods

    • ‘The study also monitored skin colonization by antibiotic-resistant propionibacteria.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from propionic (see propionic acid) + bacterium.