coliform[kō′lə fôrm′, käl′ə-]
- The definition of coliform is a bacteria found in the colon.
A coliform count is a measure of how much fecal matter is in the water supplies.
- Coliform is defined as a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines.
A bacteria calledaerobic bacillus that lives in the colon is an example of coliform.
Origin of coliformcol(on) + -i- + -form
- Of or pertaining to the bacteria that inhabit the intestines (especially the colon) of mammals
- Such a bacterium