Origin of E. coliModern Latin E(scherichia) coli after T. Escherich (1857-1911), German physician + Classical Latin coli, of the colon
E. coliE. co·li
A dish containing the E. coli bacteria.
E. coli is defined as a bacteria inside the human intestines.
An example of E. coli is what can cause diarrhea when not washed off hands after someone uses the bathroom.
a species of Gram-negative bacteria normally present in the intestines of all vertebrates and widely used in biological research: its presence in water in certain quantities indicates fecal pollution that can cause diarrhea
A bacterium (Escherichia coli) normally found in the human gastrointestinal tract and existing as numerous strains, some of which are responsible for diarrheal diseases. Some strains have been used experimentally as model organisms for the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics.
Origin of E. coliNew Latin E(scherichia) colī species name after Theodor Escherich (1857-1911), German physician Latin colī genitive of colon colon ; see colon 2.
Escherichia coli in a human intestine
- When used alone or in combination with typical food preservatives, cinnamon knocked the amount of E.coli bacteria in the apple juice to almost undetectable levels.
- Swimming in open waters also carries risks, including possible exposure to harmful bacteria such as E.coli.
- E-coli bacteria found in human waste can contaminate groundwater if wastewater is improperly treated.
- E.Coli, one of the most common contaminants in beef, is found in the intestinal tracts of cattle.
- Research at Kansas State University demonstrated that cinnamon fights E.coli bacteria.