HyperDic: escherichia_coli

English > 1 sense of the expression Escherichia coli:
NOUNanimalEscherichia coli, E. colia species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals
English > Escherichia coli: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningA species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety.
SynonymE. coli
BroaderescherichiaA genus of enteric bacteria
CatalanE. coli, Escherichia coli, Escheríchia coli

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