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bacteriotherapy

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noun bac·te·ri·o·ther·a·py \bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈther-ə-pē\

Medical Definition of bacteriotherapy

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bacteriotherapies

  1. :  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, 20 Oct. 2010

bacteriotherapeutic

\-ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik\play adjective

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