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Enterobacteriaceae

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

medical Definition of Enterobacteriaceae

: 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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