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  • adj. Not fecal.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ fecal

Examples

  • Subsequent tests were negative for E. coli, though two samples taken earlier this week were positive for nonfecal coliforms, a typically harmless family of bacteria whose presence can be an indicator of more dangerous contaminants.

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  • To this end, coliforms are classified either as total coliforms, or the more specific fecal coliforms, which grow and ferment lactose with the production of acid and gas at 44.5 ± 0.2 °C for 24 ± 2 hours Enterobacter aerogenes can also be found in soil and grain, and is thus considered a nonfecal coliform.

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