Escherichia coli

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Esch•e•rich•i•a co•li

(ˌɛʃ əˈrɪk i ə ˈkoʊ laɪ)

n.
a species of rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the large intestine of humans and other animals, sometimes pathogenic.
[< New Latin, after T. Escherich (1857–1911), German physician; see -ia, coliform]
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Noun1.Escherichia coli - a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety
escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria
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At the time, cucumbers and tomatoes in particular were under suspicion of being carriers of the dangerous Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), part of the E Coli bacteria group.
* Shiga-toxin assays should replace specific culture for enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) 0157:H7 since close to 50% of EHEC are non-0157:H7 serotypes.
After several deaths from E.coli bacteria in Germany, scientists have found out that the responsible bacterial strains are a hybrid combination of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) strains.
Health Minister Recep Akdag warned against outbreak of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) in Turkey.