Definition of coliform in English:

coliform

Line breaks: coli|form
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒlɪfɔːm/

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adjective

Biology
  • Belonging to a group of rod-shaped bacteria typified by E. coli.

Origin

early 20th century: from modern Latin coli 'of the colon' + -iform.

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