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E. coli (ˌiːˈkəʊlaɪ)
 
n
short for Escherichia coli; see Escherichia

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E. coli
"bacteria inhabiting the gut of man and animals," short for Escherichia coli, from Ger. physician Theodor Escherich (1857-1911) + L. gen. of colon "colon."
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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   (ē kō'lī)  Pronunciation Key 
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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E. coli
Escherichia coli
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