enteric bacteria
(enterobacteria; en-ter\'ik)
Members of the family Enterobacteriaceae (gram-negative, peritrichous or nonmotile, facultatively anaerobic, straight rods with simple nutritional requirements); also used for bacteria that live in the intestinal tract.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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