escherichia

Definitions of escherichia
  1. noun
    a genus of enteric bacteria
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    types:
    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
    type of:
    enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric
    rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
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