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Escherichia coli

[esh-uh-rik-ee-uh koh-lahy] /ˌɛʃ əˈrɪk i ə ˈkoʊ laɪ/
noun, Bacteriology
a species of rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the large intestine of humans and other animals, sometimes pathogenic.
Origin of Escherichia coli
< New Latin, named after T. Escherich (died 1911), German physician; see -ia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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