bacteriotherapy(redirected from bacteriotherapeutic)
bacteriotherapyThe obsolete practice of introducing bacteria in the body with the express purpose of causing an infection, the defense response against which would have therapeutic value.
bacteriotherapy(bak-tēr″ē-ō-ther′ă-pē) [ bacterio- + therapy]
Administration of live bacteria, e.g., the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus, to someone in order to restore health or cure disease.bacteriotherapeutic (-ther″ă-pūt′ik), adjective
n a treatment for recurrent group A betahemolytic streptococci pharyngitis that involves coloniz-ing group-A nonbetahemolytic strep-tococci in the throat.