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
enterobacterialplay \ˌen-tə-rō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əl\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of enterobacterium
First Known Use: 1929
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