colon bacillus

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co·lon bacillus

A rod-shaped bacterium, especially Escherichia coli, that is normally present and nonpathogenic in the intestinal tracts of vertebrates but can cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
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The film's anti-microbial property has shown a reduction rate of 99% over a 24 hour period in laboratory tests using colon bacillus and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
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Snow Brand officials said another bacteria, a colon bacillus, was also detected together with staphylococcus aureus and cereus when the company conducted a sanitary checkup of its plant in Osaka's Miyakojima Ward on June 29, two days before the news conference.