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coliform

 [kol´ĭ-form]
pertaining to fermentative gram-negative enteric bacilli, sometimes restricted to those fermenting lactose, i.e., Escherichia, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, and Citrobacter.

coliform

/col·i·form/ (kol´ĭ-form) pertaining to fermentative gram-negative enteric bacilli, sometimes restricted to those fermenting lactose, e.g., Escherichia, Klebsiella, or Enterobacter.

coliform

(kō′lə-fôrm′, kŏl′ə-)
adj.
Of or relating to various gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria that ferment lactose, especially those such as E. coli that commonly inhabit the intestines of humans and other vertebrates.

co′li·form′ n.

coliform

[kol′ifôrm]
Etymology: (E.) coli + L, forma, form
1 pertaining to the colon-aerogenes group, or the Escherichia coli species of microorganisms, which comprises most of the intestinal flora in humans and other animals. Presence of coliforms is used as a standard indication of water pollution with fecal matter.
2 having the characteristic of a sieve or cribriform structure, such as some of the porous bones of the skull.

coliform

Of, or pertaining to, the bacterium Escherichia coli , which is present in countless numbers in the colon.

coliform

(of Gram-negative rod bacteria) normally inhabiting the colon, e.g. Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Klebsiella. See GRAM'S STAIN.

coliform

pertaining to fermentative gram-negative enteric bacilli, sometimes restricted to those fermenting lactose, i.e. Escherichia, Klebsiella, Enterobacter and Citrobacter. A wider range is also used and includes Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pasteurella spp., and Aerobacter aerogenes.

avian coliform septicemia
a disease of chickens, ducklings and young turkeys causing heavy mortality. Characterized at autopsy by fibrinous exudates on the surface of all viscera and E. coli in all organs.
coliform gastroenteritis
a disease of recently weaned pigs characterized by sudden death or severe diarrhea and caused by pathogenic serotypes of E. coli. The pigs often die of dehydration and toxemia. Those that survive have lost a lot of condition. Called also post-weaning diarrhea.
coliform mastitis
peracute bovine mastitis caused by E. coli and characterized by minor enlargement and inflammation of the udder, thin serous milk containing small flakes. There is profound shock, the mortality rate is high and the quarter is lost. See also mastitis-metritis-agalactia of sows.
coliform pyometra
the more severe form of pyometra in bitches and queens, characterized by severe toxemia and a fetid, viscous, red-brown uterine exudate.
coliform septicemia
see septicemic colibacillosis.
coliform septicemia, ducks
manifested by moist granular to curd-like exudate in the pericardial sac, pleural and peritoneal cavities and air sacs.
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