- a usually dairy food or a dietary supplement containing live bacteria that replace or add to the beneficial bacteria normally present in the gastrointestinal tract.
- a bacterium in such a food or dietary supplement.
- noting or pertaining to a probiotic: a probiotic yogurt drink.
Origin of probiotic
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But is it possible that there could be a “probiotic” that causes weight loss?‘Good Poop’ Diet Is the Next Big Thing
October 7, 2014
If you have bad breath, gingivitis or periodontitis …A probiotic lozenge or mouthwash might be your best bet.
When this happens, adding an extra dose of good bacteria from a probiotic supplement helps bring harmony back to the belly.
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- a harmless bacterium that helps to protect the body from harmful bacteria
- a substance that encourages the growth of natural healthy bacteria in the gut
- of or relating to probioticsprobiotic yogurt
C20: from pro- 1 + (anti) biotic
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