plural noun[usually treated as singular]
The symbiotic bacteria occurring naturally in the intestine.
- Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that modify the intestinal flora.
- It turns out that colonization by normal intestinal flora is vital - zebrafish and their bacteria have become evolutionarily entangled.
- The use of various probiotic bacteria to promote a balance of appropriate intestinal flora has yielded mixed results.
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Syllabification: in·tes·ti·nal flo·ra
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