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E. COLI

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does E. coli mean? 

E. COLI (noun)
  The noun E. COLI has 1 sense:

1. a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety

  Familiarity information: E. COLI used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


E. COLI (noun)


Sense 1E. coli [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

E. coli; Escherichia coli

Hypernyms ("E. coli" is a kind of...):

escherichia (a genus of enteric bacteria)


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