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 (kō′lə-fôrm′, kŏl′ə-)
Of or relating to various gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria that ferment lactose, especially those such as E. coli that commonly inhabit the intestines of humans and other vertebrates.

co′li·form′ n.


(Microbiology) relating to the bacilli that are present in the intestines of humans and invertebrate animals


(ˈkɒl əˌfɔrm, ˈkoʊ lə-)

of or pertaining to any of several bacilli, esp. Escherichia coli and members of the genus Aerobacter, normally present in the colon and indicating fecal contamination when found in a water supply.
[1850–55; < New Latin coli, genitive of Latin colum,colon colon2 (the epithet of various bacteria inhabiting the colon]


adj & n coliforme m
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According to the DENR-EMB 2017 Panglao Coastal Water Quality Status Report, coliform level in Panglao dropped to 284.
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People are jolted and shocked by a horrifying news recently published in The News Today that coliform bacteria has been found in 90 per cent of so called filtered water supplied in jars to houses, shops and offices in and around the city of Dhaka.
Each sample was tested during refrigerated storage at 6 C for standard plate count (SPC), coliform count (CC) and sensory quality.
Another important indicator of water quality is the level of fecal coliform bacteria.
Resolution 357 of 2005 (CONAMA) establishes the following requirements for irrigation water intended for vegetables that are eaten raw: i) the maximum coliform limit is 200 fecal coliforms per 100mL in 80% of samples (at least six samples); ii) the maximum turbidity is 40NTU; iii) the maximum concentration of total dissolved solids is 0.
Chlorine was effective in removing the coliform bacteria from water, including Escherichia coli and Enterobacter aerogenes (6).
The presence of coliform bacteria is typical in animal manure, which is why thermotolerant coliforms are the preferred indicators of enteric organisms of homeothermic animals in organic fertilizer analyses.
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Raw and filtered water from both the Phases was examined for total and fecal coliform count, and turbidity on weekly basis.