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Escherich,Theodor, German physician, 1857-1911.
Escherichia coli - a species that occurs normally in the intestines of humans and is a frequent cause of infections of the urogenital tract and of diarrhea in infants. Synonym(s): colibacillus; colon bacillus
Escherich sign - in hypoparathyroidism (latent tetany) tapping the skin at the angle of the mouth causes protrusion of the lips.