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View in Spanish: Probiótico

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 , is the most common probiotic.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.