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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.
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(Microbiology) relating to the bacilli that are present in the intestines of humans and invertebrate animals
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col•i•form(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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coliformadj & n coliforme m
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