colon bacillus


Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of colon bacillus was in 1893

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“Colon bacillus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

colon bacillus

: any of several bacilli especially of the genus Escherichia that are normally commensal in vertebrate intestines
especially : e. coli
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