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.
Next came the news of the presence of the colon bacillus bacteria in food packs meant for staff at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field.