colon bacillus
noun Date: 1897 E. coli

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  • colon bacillus — n any of several bacilli esp. of the genus Escherichia that are normally commensal in vertebrate intestines esp E. coli …   Medical dictionary

  • colon bacillus — /koh leuhn/, Bacteriol. See coliform bacillus. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • colon bacillus — n. type of rod shaped intestinal bacteria found in the colon of humans and animals (causes infections of the urogenital tract and of neonatal meningitis and diarrhea in very young children) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colon bacillus — noun Etymology: colon (I) : any of a number of bacilli especially of the genera Escherichia and Aerobacter normally commensal in vertebrate intestines or living in soil and only occasionally of pathogenic significance although one species (E.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • coliform bacillus — Bacteriol. any of several bacilli, esp. Escherichia coli and members of the genus Aerobacter, found as commensals in the large intestine of humans and certain other animals, the presence of which in water indicates fecal pollution. Also called… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coli bacillus — n COLON BACILLUS …   Medical dictionary

  • coliform bacillus — Bacteriol. any of several bacilli, esp. Escherichia coli and members of the genus Aerobacter, found as commensals in the large intestine of humans and certain other animals, the presence of which in water indicates fecal pollution. Also called… …   Universalium

  • coli bacillus — noun also coli : colon bacillus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Escherichia — A genus of aerobic, facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing short, motile or nonmotile, Gram negative rods. Motile cells are peritrichous. Glucose and lactose are fermented with the production of acid and gas. These organisms are found in… …   Medical dictionary

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