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(Microbiology) a genus of Gram-negative rodlike bacteria that are found in the intestines of humans and many animals, esp E. coli, which is sometimes pathogenic and is widely used in genetic research
[C19: named after Theodor Escherich (1857–1911), German paediatrician who first described E. coli]
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|Noun||1.||escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria|
enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric - rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
genus Escherichia - a genus of bacteria