enterobacterium


en·tero·bac·te·ri·um

noun \ˌen-tə-rō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm\

Definition of ENTEROBACTERIUM

:  any of a family (Enterobacteriaceae) of gram-negative straight rod bacteria (as a salmonella, a shigella, or E. coli) that ferment glucose and include saprophytes as well as some serious plant and animal pathogens
en·tero·bac·te·ri·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

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Origin of ENTEROBACTERIUM

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1951

en·tero·bac·te·ri·um

noun \-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural en·tero·bac·te·ria \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of ENTEROBACTERIUM

: any bacterium of the family Enterobacteriaceae
en·tero·bac·te·ri·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

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