en·​tero·​toxi·​gen·​ic | \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˌtäk-sə-ˈjen-ik \

Definition of enterotoxigenic

: producing enterotoxin enterotoxigenic strains of E. coli

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Also while in Calcutta, Dr. Sack and his colleagues discovered in 1968 a bacterium that is known as enterotoxigenic E coli, a pathogen that was a major cause of severe diarrhea in residents of poor countries as well as travelers. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Dr. R. Bradley Sack, expert in diarrheal diseases," 2 May 2017

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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en·​tero·​toxi·​gen·​ic | \ -ˌtäk-sə-ˈjen-ik \

Medical Definition of enterotoxigenic

: producing enterotoxin enterotoxigenic strains of E. coli

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