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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

(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

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.
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