Enterobacter

noun

En·​tero·​bac·​ter ˈent-ə-rō-ˌbak-tər How to pronounce Enterobacter (audio)
: a genus of aerobic gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae that produce acid and gas from many sugars (as dextrose and lactose), form acetoin, are widely distributed in nature (as in feces, soil, water, and the contents of human and animal intestines), and include some that may be pathogenic

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“Enterobacter.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Enterobacter. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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