Escherichia coli

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  • (English) IPA(key): /ˌɛ.ʃəˈɹɪ.kjə ˈkʰoʊ.laɪ/

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From Escherichia + Latin cōlī, genitive of cōlon, from Ancient Greek κόλον (kólon, colon).

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Escherichia coli f

  1. A taxonomic species within the family Enterobacteriaceae — the bacteria E. coli, one of the common gut flora in mammals, with many identified strains some of which are pathogenic.

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