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E. coli

[ee koh-lahy] /ˈi ˈkoʊ laɪ/
noun
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E. coli

/ˌiːˈkəʊlaɪ/
noun
1.
short for Escherichia coli; see Escherichia
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Word Origin and History for e coli

E. coli

n.

"bacteria inhabiting the gut of man and animals," short for Escherichia coli, named for German physician Theodor Escherich (1857-1911) + Latin genitive of colon "colon" (see colon (n.2)).

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e coli in Medicine

E. coli (ē kō'lī)
n.
A bacillus Escherichia coli; a bacillus normally found in the human gastrointestinal tract and existing as numerous strains, some of which are responsible for diarrheal diseases. Other strains have been used experimentally in molecular biology.

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e coli in Science
E. coli
  (ē kō'lī)   
A bacillus (Escherichia coli) normally found in the human gastrointestinal tract and occurring in numerous strains, some of which are responsible for diarrheal diseases. Other strains have important experimental uses in molecular biology.
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Related Abbreviations for e coli

E. coli

Escherichia coli
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