paracolon

noun

para·​co·​lon -ˈkō-lən How to pronounce paracolon (audio)
: any of several coliform bacteria that do not ferment lactose, are causative agents of a number of human gastroenteritides, and have sometimes been grouped in a separate genus (Paracolobactrum) but are now assigned to other genera (as Escherichia)

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“Paracolon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paracolon. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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