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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



intestinal microflora  listen  (in-TES-tih-nul MY-kroh-FLOR-uh)

  Bacteria and other organisms that live inside the intestines. They help digest food. Vitamins such as biotin and vitamin K are made by intestinal microflora. Also called gut flora, gut microflora, intestinal flora, and microflora.