enterococcus

[ĕn′tə-rō-kŏkəs]
n. pl. en•ter•o•coc•ci (-kŏksī′, -kŏkī′)
  1. A usually nonpathogenic streptococcus that inhabits the intestine.
Related formsen′ter•o•coccal adj.
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