enterics
enterics enterics n. rod-shaped gram-negative bacteria of the family {Enterobacteriaceae}; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals; those of the genus {Erwinia} are found in plants.

Syn: enteric bacteria, enterobacteria. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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