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pro·bi·ot·ic

 (prō′bī-ŏt′ĭk)
n.
1. A nutraceutical containing live bacteria or yeast that supplements normal gastrointestinal flora, given especially after depletion of flora caused by infection or ingestion of an antibiotic drug.
2. A bacterium that supplements normal gastrointestinal flora.

pro′bi·ot′ic adj.

probiotic

(ˌprəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk)
n
1. (Biochemistry) a harmless bacterium that helps to protect the body from harmful bacteria
2. (Pharmacology) a substance that encourages the growth of natural healthy bacteria in the gut
adj
(Biochemistry) of or relating to probiotics: probiotic yogurt.
[C20: from pro-1 + (anti)biotic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.probiotic - a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus - a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics
Translations

probiotic

[ˌprəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk]
nprobiotique m
adjprobiotique

probiotic

n probiótico
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