enterobacterium
enterobacterium enterobacterium n. one of the enterobacteria; a member of the family {Enterobacteriaceae}.

Syn: enteric bacterium, enteric. [PJC]


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  • enterobacterium — [en΄tər ō bak tir′ē əm] n. pl. enterobacteria [en΄tər ō bak tir′ē ə] any of a family (Enterobacteriaceae) of Gram negative, rod shaped bacteria that includes normally occurring and pathogenic intestinal bacteria, as E. coli and salmonella * * *… …   Universalium

  • enterobacterium — [en΄tər ō bak tir′ē əm] n. pl. enterobacteria [en΄tər ō bak tir′ē ə] any of a family (Enterobacteriaceae) of Gram negative, rod shaped bacteria that includes normally occurring and pathogenic intestinal bacteria, as E. coli and salmonella …   English World dictionary

  • enterobacterium — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1951 any of a family (Enterobacteriaceae) of gram negative straight rod bacteria (as a salmonella, a shigella, or E. coli) that ferment glucose and include saprophytes as well as some serious plant and animal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enterobacterium — noun Any of very many gram negative rod shaped bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, many of which are pathogenic …   Wiktionary

  • enterobacterium — A member of the family Enterobacteriaceae. * * * en·tero·bac·te·ri·um bak tir ē əm n, pl ria ē ə any bacterium of the family Enterobacteriaceae en·tero·bac·te·ri·al ē əl adj …   Medical dictionary

  • enterobacterium — en·tero·bacterium …   English syllables

  • enterobacterium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Escherichia coli — E. coli redirects here. For the protozoan parasite, see Entamoeba coli. For the 2011 E.coli outbreak, see 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak. For a specific strain, see Escherichia coli (disambiguation). For Escherichia coli in molecular biology, see… …   Wikipedia

  • E coli — noun (plural E coli) Date: 1926 an enterobacterium (Escherichia coli) that is used in public health as an indicator of fecal pollution (as of water or food) and in medicine and genetics as a research organism and that occurs in various strains… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enterobacterial — adjective see enterobacterium …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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