Probiotic Definition

prōbī-ŏtĭk
noun
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.
American Heritage Medicine
Such a microorganism.
Webster's New World
A food, beverage, or dietary supplement containing such microorganisms.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
probiotic floraprobiotic bacteriumprobiotic microflora
adjective
Designating or of certain microorganisms regarded as being beneficial to health when ingested, as bacteria or yeasts taken to supplement beneficial bacteria that already exist in the digestive tract.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Probiotic

Noun

Singular:
probiotic
Plural:
probiotics

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