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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On four of the 30 tables colon bacillus was detected, and staphylococcus aureus was detected on seven.
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Within the whole revealed by the examination results, share of staphylococcus made 45.4% of all cases, presence of proteus was determined in 34.1% of cases, presence of blue pus and colon bacillus was noted in 2.2% and 6.8% of cases respectively, and Candida fungus was determined in 13.6%.