enterobacterial

enterobacteria

[en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uh]
plural noun, singular enterobacterium [en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uhm] .
rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, as those of the genera Escherichia, salmonella, and Shigella, occurring normally or pathogenically in the intestines of humans and other animals, and the genus Erwinia, occurring in plants.
Also called enterics.


Origin:
1950–55; entero- + bacteria

enterobacterial, adjective
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enterobacteria

noun
rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals [syn: enteric bacteria
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