bacteriotherapy

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​ther·​a·​py | \ bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce bacteriotherapy (audio) \
plural bacteriotherapies

Medical Definition of bacteriotherapy

: the treatment of disease by the use of bacteria or their products After many months of return infections and thousands of dollars spent on antibiotics, some doctors are suggesting a bizarre-sounding treatment—replacing the missing good bacteria by transplanting the stool of a healthy spouse or relative, sometimes known as bacteriotherapy.— Don Finley, The San Antonio Express-News

Other Words from bacteriotherapy

bacteriotherapeutic \ -​ˌther-​ə-​ˈpyüt-​ik How to pronounce bacteriotherapy (audio) \ adjective

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“Bacteriotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bacteriotherapy. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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