Definitions

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  • n. A medical condition caused by microbial imbalances within the body

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek δυσ- (dys-, "bad") and βίωσις (biosis, "way of living"); the intended meaning of the compound word is contrasted with symbiosis "a relationship of mutual benefit".

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  • "In theory, an overdose could result in something called a “dysbiosis,” where the gut is overgrown with an imbalance of organisms." Grub Street

    April 6, 2018