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- noun rod-shaped gram-negative bacteria of the family
Enterobacteriaceae; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals; those of the genus Erwinia are found in plants.
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- noun biology
Gram-negative eubacteriathat inhabit intestines.
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- noun rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
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One of my enterics is a Field Ambulance boy, with a temp. of 105, and he only "went sick" yesterday.
_ -- We unloaded at 6 P.M. at B., and are to start off again at 4.15 A.M.; business is brisk just now; this last lot only had mostly minor ailments, besides the enterics and the woundeds.
We shall probably not unload to-night, and I am to be called at 2 A.M. The infectious ward is full with British enterics, dips., and measles, and Indian mumpies.
Some of the enterics are very bad: train journeys are not ideal treatment for enteric hæmorrhage, but it has to be done.
A butcher was killed and a boy injured, and as the British Clearing Hospital was in the church and the French Hospital next door they were all cleared out into our train; many very bad cases, fractured spine, a nearly dying lung case, a boy with wound in lung and liver, three pneumonias, some bad enterics (though the worst have not been moved).
There are rows of enterics on stretchers in khaki in this shed, waiting for motor ambulances to take them to Versailles No. -- G.H., being nursed here meanwhile.
One of the enterics, a Skye man, thinks I'm his mother; told me to-night there was a German spy in his carriage, and that he had "50 dead Jocks to bury -- and it wasn't the buryin 'he didn't like but the feeling of it."
_ -- We loaded up this morning with a not very bad lot (mine all sitters except some enterics, a measles, and a diphtheria), and are on our way down again.
P.M. It is a mercy we got our bad cases off at Boulogne -- pneumonias, enterics, two s. f.'s, and some badly wounded, including the officer dressed in bandages all over.
Only filled up my half of the train, both wounded and sick, including some very bad enterics.