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coliform

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adjective co·li·form \ˈkō-lə-ˌfȯrm, ˈkä-\

Definition of coliform

  1. :  of, relating to, or being gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria (as E. coli) normally present in the intestine <monitored coliform levels in drinking water>

coliform

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1906

First Known Use of coliform

1906


Medical Dictionary

coliform

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adjective co·li·form \ˈkō-lə-ˌfȯrm, ˈkäl-ə-\

Medical Definition of coliform

  1. :  of, relating to, or being gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria (such as E. coli) normally present in the intestine <monitored coliform levels in drinking water>

coliform

noun <Fecal coliforms can include disease-causing organisms, such as some strains of E. coli, which produces severe diarrhea.—Consumer Reports, February 1992>



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