paracolon

noun
para·​co·​lon | \ -ˈkō-lən \

Medical Definition of paracolon

: 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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