Definitions of enterobacteria
  1. noun
    rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
    synonyms: enteric bacteria, enterics, entric
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    a genus of enteric bacteria
    a genus of nonmotile rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some cause respiratory and other infections
    rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon
    rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
    rod-shaped motile bacteria that attack plants
    E. coli, Escherichia coli
    a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety
    Gartner's bacillus, Salmonella enteritidis
    a form of salmonella that causes gastroenteritis in humans
    Salmonella typhimurium
    a form of salmonella that causes food poisoning in humans
    Salmonella typhi, Salmonella typhosa, typhoid bacillus
    a form of salmonella that causes typhoid fever
    Shigella dysentariae, shiga bacillus
    a bacillus that causes dysentery
    type of:
    eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria
    a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
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