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Meaning of Lactobacillus

lactobacillus means: a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)

Meaning of Lactobacillus acidophilus

lactobacillus acidophilus means: a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics

Meaning of Lactobacteriaceae

lactobacteriaceae means: lactic acid bacteria and important pathogens; bacteria that ferment carbohydrates chiefly into lactic acid

Meaning of Lactoflavin

lactoflavin means: a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss

Meaning of Lactogen

lactogen means: any agent that enhances milk production

Meaning of Lactogenic

lactogenic means: inducing lactation

Meaning of Lactogenic hormone

lactogenic hormone means: gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition

Meaning of Lactophrys

lactophrys means: a genus of Ostraciidae

Meaning of Lactophrys quadricornis

lactophrys quadricornis means: trunkfish having hornlike spines over the eyes

Meaning of Lactose

lactose means: a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk

Words, definitions, meanings and synonyms

Meaning of Aldehyde

aldehyde means: any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids

Meaning of Assyriology

assyriology means: archeology of the ancient Assyrians

Meaning of Bells of ireland

bells of ireland means: aromatic annual with a tall stems of small whitish flowers enclosed in a greatly enlarged saucer-shaped or bell-shaped calyx

Meaning of Carducci

carducci means: Italian poet considered the national poet of modern Italy (1835-1907)

Meaning of Five-pointed

five-pointed means: having five points

Meaning of Godiva

godiva means: according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)

Meaning of Knox

knox means: Scottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572)

Meaning of Order protura

order protura means: minute wingless arthropods: telsontails

Meaning of Pilgrim

pilgrim means: someone who journeys in foreign lands

Meaning of Pilgrim

pilgrim means: someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion

Meaning of Pilgrim

pilgrim means: one of the colonists from England who sailed to America on the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620

Meaning of Rhodymeniaceae

rhodymeniaceae means: a family of protoctist

Meaning of Robustly

robustly means: in a robust manner

Meaning of Seamount

seamount means: an underwater mountain rising above the ocean floor

Meaning of Snuffer

snuffer means: a cone-shaped implement with a handle; for extinguishing candles

Meaning of Snuffer

snuffer means: a person who uses snuff

Meaning of Snuffer

snuffer means: a person who snuffs out candles

Meaning of Soutane

soutane means: a long cassock with buttons down the front; worn by Roman Catholic priests

Meaning of Supervene upon

supervene upon means: take the place or move into the position of

Meaning of Tailorbird

tailorbird means: tropical Asian warbler that stitches leaves together to form and conceal its nest

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