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Glossary: probiotic, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

probiotic

(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.

2010-03-30