- n. A taxonomic family within the order Enterobacteriales — many gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria including many pathogens.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Microbiol.) a natural family of rod-shaped gram-negative bacteria, most of which occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals, and some of which grow in plants. The type genus is Escherichia. They are aerobic and facultatively anaerobic, and may be motile or non-motile. Most are easily cultured on artificial growth media. Both pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains exist.
- n. a large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
- Enterobacter + -aceae (Wiktionary)
“Effect of colon flora and short chain fatty acids on in vitro growth of Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”
“Enterobacteriaceae is associated with gastrointestinal disorders, diarrhea, and vomiting.”
“In just three years, says Professor Tim Walsh of Cardiff University who discovered the gene, it has grown in prevalence from being rarely observed at all to existing in between 1% and 3% in patients with Enterobacteriaceae infections in India.”
“All Enterobacteriaceae which include, for example, E. coli and Samonella have a similar type of engine.”
“Similarly, in Israel, where there has been a nationwide outbreak of a strain of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae since 2006, a coordinated effort at every level of public health has succeeded in containing the spread of the bacteria.”
“During this same period, more than 100 people are estimated to have succumbed to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the New York City area alone, and more have undoubtedly died outside of New York.”
“The bacteria involved are from the family of microbes that live in the human gut, called Enterobacteriaceae.”
“But I'm not an Enterobacteriaceae like my friends before me.”
“I'm a Gram negative bacteria in the Enterobacteriaceae family.”
“I'm Gram negative, in the Enterobacteriaceae family.”
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