from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the bacilli that commonly inhabit the intestines of humans and other vertebrates, especially the colon bacillus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the bacteria that inhabit the intestines (especially the colon) of mammals
  • n. Such a bacterium

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a sieve; cribriform; ethmoid.


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