adjective Date: 1961 tending to produce disease in the intestinal tract <
enteropathogenic bacteria

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  • enteropathogenic — Capable of producing disease in the intestinal tract. * * * en·tero·patho·gen·ic .ent ə rō .path ə jen ik adj tending to produce disease in the intestinal tract <enteropathogenic bacteria> en·tero·patho·gen path ə jən n * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • enteropathogenic — ˌ adjective Etymology: enter + pathogenic : tending to produce disease in the intestinal tract enteropathogenic bacteria …   Useful english dictionary

  • enteropathogenic — en·ter·o·path·o·gen·ic (ĕn tə rō păth ə jĕnʹĭk) adj. Capable of causing disease in the intestinal tract.   en ter·o·pathʹo·gen n. * * * …   Universalium

  • enteropathogenic — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or causing disease of the intestinal tract b) Of or pertaining to an enteropathogen …   Wiktionary

  • enteropathogenic — en·tero·pathogenic …   English syllables

  • enteropathogenic E. coli — (EPEC) (en těr o path o jen ik) EPEC strains of E. coli attach to the brush border of intestinal epithelial cells and cause a specific type of cell damage called effacing lesions that lead to traveler s diarrhea …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • EPEC — • enteropathogenic Escherichia coli …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • EPEC — Abbreviation for enteropathogenic Escherichia coli. * * * enteropathogenic Escherichia coli * * * enteropathogenic Escherichia coli …   Medical 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

  • Tir (receptor) — Tir (translocated intimin receptor) is an essential component in the binding of the pathogenic Escherichia coli strain EPEC (enteropathogenic E. coli ) to the cells lining the small intestine. Tir is a receptor protein encoded by the espE gene… …   Wikipedia

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