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Escherichia coli

[esh-uh-rik-ee-uh koh-lahy]
noun Bacteriology.
  1. a species of rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the large intestine of humans and other animals, sometimes pathogenic.
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Origin of Escherichia coli

< New Latin, named after T. Escherich (died 1911), German physician; see -ia
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