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Enterococcus

 [en″ter-o-kok´us]
a genus of gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the family Streptococcaceae, formerly classified in the genus Streptococcus.E. faeca´lis and E. fae´cium are normal inhabitants of the human intestinal tract that occasionally cause urinary tract infections, infective endocarditis, and bacteremia; E. a´vium is found primarily in the feces of chickens and may be associated with appendicitis, otitis, and brain abscesses in humans.

enterococcus

 [en″ter-o-kok´us] (pl. enterococ´ci) (Gr.)
an organism belonging to the genus Enterococcus.
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Enterococcus

(en'tĕr-ō-kok'ŭs),
Genus of facultatively anaerobic, generally nonmotile, non-spore-forming, gram-positive bacteria (family Streptococcaceae), formerly classified as part of the genus Streptococcus. Found in the intestinal tract of humans and animals, enterococci cause intraabdominal, wound, and urinary tract infections. Type species is E. faecalis. E. faecium is also clinically significant, because of its propensity to develop antibiotic resistance.

en·ter·o·coc·cus

, pl.

en·ter·o·coc·ci

(en'tĕr-ō-kok'ŭs, -kok'sī), Avoid the mispronunciation en-ter-ō-kok'ī of the plural of this word.
A streptococcus that inhabits the intestinal tract.
[entero- + G. kokkos, a berry]
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enterococcus

(ĕn′tə-rō-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. entero·cocci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
A usually nonpathogenic streptococcus that inhabits the intestine.

en′ter·o·coc′cal adj.
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En·ter·o·coc·cus

(en'ter-ō-kok'ŭs)
Genus of facultatively anaerobic, generally nonmotile, non-spore-forming, gram-positive bacteria. Found in the intestinal tract of humans and animals, enterococci cause intraabdominal, wound, and urinary tract infections. Type species is E. faecalis. E. faecium is also clinically significant.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

enterococcus

A STREPTOCOCCUS inhabiting the intestine.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

enterococcus

(pl. enterococci) BACTERIA of the GENUS Enterococcus. Such bacteria are GRAM POSITIVE, COCCOID and facultative ANAEROBES. The genus was established to accommodate STREPTOCOCCI found in the human and animal INTESTINE, such as Streptococcus faecalis, now Enterococcus faecalis.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

en·ter·o·coc·cus

, pl. enterococci (entĕr-ō-kokŭs, -sī) Avoid the mispronunciation en-ter-ō-kok'ī of the plural of this word.
A streptococcus that inhabits the intestinal tract.
[entero- + G. kokkos, a berry]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In 128 isolates of Enterococcus species 60% were from In-patients ward (IPD) and 40% were from outpatient department (OPD).
Distribution of aminoglycoside resistance genes in recent clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus avium.
The Enterococcus strains were investigated via biochemical reaction tests including fermentation of sugars (e.g., arabinose, sorbitol, mannitol, sorbose, and sucrose) and arginine dihydrolase.
At present, more than 30 species the genus Enterococcus have been discovered including but not limited to E.
"Most of what we know about Enterococcus comes from the few strains circulating in the hospital," says Lebreton.
Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis were further confirmed by PCR analysis using specific [ddl.sub.E.
Peripheral blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and urine catheter cultures were all positive for Enterococcus faecalis.
Accordingly, the 10 bacterial isolates were identified and belonging to genera Lactobacillus and Enterococcus and one genus Bacillus as presented in Table 3.