enterobacterium

noun
en·​tero·​bac·​te·​ri·​um | \ ˌen-tə-rō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce enterobacterium (audio) \

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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Illustration of enterobacterium

enterobacterium: 1 E. coli, 2 shigella

Other Words from enterobacterium

enterobacterial \ ˌen-​tə-​rō-​bak-​ˈtir-​ē-​əl How to pronounce enterobacterium (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of enterobacterium

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enterobacterium

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“Enterobacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterobacterium. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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enterobacterium

noun
en·​tero·​bac·​te·​ri·​um | \ -bak-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce enterobacterium (audio) \
plural enterobacteria\ -​ē-​ə \

Medical Definition of enterobacterium

: any bacterium of the family Enterobacteriaceae

Other Words from enterobacterium

enterobacterial \ -​ē-​əl How to pronounce enterobacterium (audio) \ adjective

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