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enterobacteria

[ en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ 藢蓻n t蓹 ro蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹 /
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plural noun, singular en路ter路o路bac路te路ri路um [en-tuh-roh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]. /藢蓻n t蓹 ro蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹m/.
rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, as those of the genera Escherichia, Salmonella, and Shigella, occurring normally or pathogenically in the intestines of humans and other animals, and the genus Erwinia, occurring in plants.
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Also called enterics .

Origin of enterobacteria

First recorded in 1950鈥55; entero- + bacteria

OTHER WORDS FROM enterobacteria

en路ter路o路bac路te路ri路al, adjective
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