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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



probiotic  listen  (PROH-by-AH-tik)

  A live microorganism used as a dietary supplement to help with digestion and normal bowel function. It may also help keep the gastrointestinal (GI) tract healthy. A bacterium found in yogurt called Lactobacillus acidophilus, is the most common probiotic.