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Related to enterobacteria: enterococcus, family Enterobacteriaceae, salmonella, Enterobacter aerogenes, E coli
n. pl. en·ter·o·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped, often enteric bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae that includes some plant and animal pathogens, such as salmonella.
en•ter•o•bac•te•ri•a(ˌɛn tə roʊ bækˈtɪər i ə)
n.pl., sing. -te•ri•um (-ˈtɪər i əm)
rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, as those of the genera Escherichia, Salmonella, and Shigella, occurring normally or pathogenically in the intestines.
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|Noun||1.||enterobacteria - rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals|
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
Enterobacteriaceae, family Enterobacteriaceae - a large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria
klebsiella - a genus of nonmotile rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some cause respiratory and other infections
salmonella - rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon
shigella - rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
erwinia - rod-shaped motile bacteria that attack plants