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E. coli

(ē kō′lī)
n.
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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E. coli

See ESCHERICHIA COLI.
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