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gut flora

Syllabification: gut flo·ra

Definition of gut flora in English:

plural noun

Another term for intestinal flora.
Example sentences
  • However, their role in the pathogenesis of diarrhoea is still debated because most of them are considered to be usual commensal bacteria of the gut flora.
  • They are immunomodulating bacteria that have very low virulence compared with the more pathogenic gut flora such as Escherichia coli and clostridia.
  • The authors aren't sure how, but it's possible that rifaximin stays in the small bowel, killing pathogens, without affecting gut flora further down.

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