Definition of intestinal flora in English:

intestinal flora

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[usually treated as singular]
  • The symbiotic bacteria occurring naturally in the gut: it can be accurately interpreted if the intestinal flora is normal
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    • 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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