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en·ter·o·coc·cus

 (ĕn′tə-rō-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. en·ter·o·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
A usually nonpathogenic streptococcus that inhabits the intestine.

en′ter·o·coc′cal adj.

enterococcus

(ˌɛntərəʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒkaɪ; US -ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Physiology) any of several streptococcus species present in the intestine
Translations
entérocoque

en·ter·o·coc·cus

n. enterococo, clase de estreptococo que se aloja en el intestino humano.

enterococcus

n (pl -ci) enterococo; vancomycin-resistant — enterococo resistente a (la) vancomicina
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Enterococci are commensal bacteria of the intestinal microbiota in humans and animals.
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