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

enterobacterial

play \ˌen-tə-rō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of enterobacterium

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Medical Dictionary

enterobacterium

noun en·tero·bac·te·ri·um \ -bak-ˈtir-ē-əm \

medical Definition of enterobacterium

plural enterobacteria \-ē-ə\
:any bacterium of the family Enterobacteriaceae

enterobacterial

play \-ē-əl\ adjective

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