E. coli

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈiː ˈkʰoʊ.laɪ/

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of Escherichia (genus of bacteria) + Latin coli, genitive of colum (colon)

Proper noun[edit]

E. coli

  1. Escherichia coli, a group of gram-negative bacteria, Escherichia, that reside in the intestinal tracts of humans and many animals. Many strains of these bacteria are harmful and can cause food poisoning (urinary infections and enteritis).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of Entamoeba (genus of types of ameobas) + Latin coli, genitive of colum (colon)

Noun[edit]

E. coli

  1. Entamoeba coli, a species of non-pathogenic amoeba, Entamoeba, that resides in the gastrointestinal tract of some animals, including humans.