coliform bacteria

/ (ˈkɒlɪfɔːm) /

pl n

a large group of bacteria inhabiting the intestinal tract of humans and animals that may cause disease and whose presence in water is an indicator of faecal pollution

Nearby words

  1. colicky,
  2. colicroot,
  3. colicweed,
  4. coliform,
  5. coliform bacillus,
  6. coligny,
  7. colima,
  8. colin,
  9. colinear,
  10. colipase

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