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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling a sieve; cribriform; ethmoid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the bacteria that inhabit the intestines (especially the colon) of mammals
  • noun Such a bacterium

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