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noun [plural] biology  /ˌprəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks/
  1. microorganisms (=very small living things) that are believed to make you more healthy if you eat them
    Probiotics may decrease the incidence of respiratory tract infections.

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 probiotics pronunciation in British English adjective
Some probiotic health drinks do not have the healthy bacteria claimed on the label.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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