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Enterobacteriaceae

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noun plural En·tero·bac·te·ri·a·ce·ae \ˌent-ə-rō-ˌbak-ˌtir-ē-ˈā-sē-ˌē\

Medical Definition of Enterobacteriaceae

  1. :  a large family of gram-negative straight bacterial rods (order enterobacteriales) that ferment glucose with the production of acid or acid and gas and that include the common coliform organisms and a number of serious pathogens of humans, lower animals, and plants—see eberthella, enterobacter, klebsiella, proteus, salmonella, serratia


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