enterobacterium

noun
en·​tero·​bac·​te·​ri·​um | \ˌen-tə-rō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm \

Definition of enterobacterium 

: any of a family (Enterobacteriaceae) of gram-negative straight rod bacteria (such as a salmonella, a shigella, or E. coli) that ferment glucose and include saprophytes as well as some serious plant and animal pathogens

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enterobacterium: 1 E. coli, 2 shigella

Other Words from enterobacterium

enterobacterial \ˌen-​tə-​rō-​bak-​ˈtir-​ē-​əl \ adjective

First Known Use of enterobacterium

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enterobacterium

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enterobacterium

noun
en·​tero·​bac·​te·​ri·​um | \-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm \
plural enterobacteria\-​ē-​ə \

Medical Definition of enterobacterium 

: any bacterium of the family Enterobacteriaceae

Other Words from enterobacterium

enterobacterial \-​ē-​əl \ adjective

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