coliform

[ kol-uh-fawrm, koh-luh- ]

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a coliform bacillus.

Origin of coliform

1
1850–55; <New Latin coli, genitive of Latin colum,coloncolon2 (the specific epithet of various species of bacteria inhabiting the colon, as Escherichia coli; construed as col- + -i-) + -form

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