en·​ter·​it·​i·​dis | \ ˌentəˈritədə̇s, -ritə- \
plural -es

Definition of enteritidis

: enteritis especially in young animals that is related to food poisoning in man, is accompanied by diarrhea or scouring, and is caused by the Gaertner bacillus or one of its varieties

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History and Etymology for enteritidis

New Latin, from specifically epithet of Salmonella enteritidis, from enteritis

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“Enteritidis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteritidis. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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