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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.
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(Microbiology) relating to the bacilli that are present in the intestines of humans and invertebrate animals
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(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]
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adj & n coliforme m
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5 that the stretch of the waterway between Lapu-Lapu Avenue and C3 should be prioritized because it had the highest concentration of fecal coliform.
Boracay Interagency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) general manager Natividad Bernardino said the beach section was reopened following water quality testing done by the Environmental Management Bureau Region 6 (EMB-6) showing coliform level at less than 1 most probable number (MPN) per 100 milliliter (ml).
'As long as ISF will continue to defecate in the coastal areas, there will be coliform. Livestock farms who direct animal wastes to the gulf also contribute to the high coliform,' Cimatu said.
Inaddition, antibacterial activities of the complex against coliform were investigated.
Total Coliform count (multiple tube method, MPN technique) and Faecal Coliform (presence/absence) were also tested.
Policemen were deployed Wednesday to prevent people from swimming in Manila Bay which authorities declared remains unsafe due to high levels of fecal coliform.
Puyat said the government reduced the coliform count in Boracay from thousands to 50.
The Department of Enviroment and Natural Resources (DENR) has been conducting monthly tests in the beach areas of the two tourist destinations and have determined Tawala 1 beach in Panglao and Buena Suerte in Panglao with 'coliform levels exceeding the standard level.' As of October 2018, the fecal coliform count in Brgy.
One of seven samples taken in the village showed the presence of total coliform, the notice says.
All collected samples were tested for status of physicochemical parameters (pH, turbidity, hardness and total dissolved solids, arsenic, nitrite and fluoride) and presence of indicator bacteria (total coliform and fecal coliform) and compared with World Health Organization (WHO) standards for drinking water.
class="MsoNormalThe presence of coliform bacteria in drinking water suggests the possible presence of pathogenic microorganisms that make it unsafe for drinking.