Escherichia

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From German Escherich (a surname) +‎ -ia, after German pediatrician and bacteriologist Theodor Escherich, who discovered E. coli.

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

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Escherichia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Enterobacteriaceae – certain gram-negative, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped bacteria that inhabit of the gastrointestinal tracts of warm-blooded animals and provide vitamin K for their host.

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