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Esch•e•rich•i•a co•li(ˌɛʃ əˈrɪk i ə ˈkoʊ laɪ)
a species of rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the large intestine of humans and other animals, sometimes pathogenic.
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|Noun||1.||Escherichia coli - a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety|
escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria
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