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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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.
  • noun A bacterium that supplements normal gastrointestinal flora.

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  • noun A food or dietary supplement, such as a yogurt, containing live bacteria for therapeutic reasons.
  • adjective Describing any dietary supplement that contains live bacteria for therapeutic purposes.

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  • noun a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant

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