E-coli definitions

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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.

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A bacillus (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.
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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.
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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.
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A bacillus (Escherichia coli) normally found in the human gastrointestinal tract and occurring in numerous strains, some of which are responsible for diarrheal diseases. Other strains have important experimental uses in molecular biology.
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Escherichia coli, a group of gram-negative bacteria, Escherichia, that reside in the intestinal tracts of humans and many animals. Many strains of these bacteria are harmful and can cause food poisoning (urinary infections and enteritis).
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Entamoeba coli, a species of non-pathogenic amoeba, Entamoeba, that resides in the gastrointestinal tract of some animals, including humans.
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Origin of e-coli

New Latin E(scherichia) colī species name after Theodor Escherich (1857–1911), German physician Latin colī genitive of colon colon colon2