enterococcus

[ ĕn′tə-rō-kŏkəs ]

n. pl. en•ter•o•coc•ci (-kŏksī′, -kŏkī′)

A usually nonpathogenic streptococcus that inhabits the intestine.

Nearby words

  1. enterocele,
  2. enterocentesis,
  3. enterochromaffin cell,
  4. enterocleisis,
  5. enteroclysis,
  6. enterocoele,
  7. enterocolitis,
  8. enterocolostomy,
  9. enterocyst,
  10. enterocystocele

Related formsen′ter•o•coccal adj.


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