prebiotic
adjective Date: 1958 of, relating to, or being chemical or environmental precursors of the origin of life <
prebiotic molecules
>
; also existing or occurring before the origin of life

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prebiotic — ˌ adjective Etymology: pre + biotic (I) : of, relating to, or being chemical or environmental precursors of the origin of life prebiotic molecules also : existing or occurring before the origin of life prebiotic conditions …   Useful english dictionary

  • prebiotic — adjective a) occurring before the advent of life b) non digestible but beneficial See Also: prebiotics …   Wiktionary

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  • prebiotic — /pribaɪˈɒtɪk/ (say preebuy otik) adjective 1. of or relating to a food or nutrient added to the diet to encourage the increase of desirable microflora in the intestines. –noun 2. such a food or nutrient …   Australian English dictionary

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