Definition of E. coli in English:

E. coli

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊlʌɪ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A bacterium commonly found in the intestines of humans and other animals, some strains of which can cause severe food poisoning.
  • Escherichia coli; a motile Gram-negative bacillus
More example sentences
  • It's almost impossible to protect dairy cows from E. coli and other coliform bacteria.
  • They spliced a piece of frog DNA into the DNA of a common bacterium known as E. coli.
  • The bacterium E. coli is a normal inhabitant of the gastrointestinal tract of humans and livestock.

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