enteric bacteria

enteric bacteria
rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
Syn: ↑enterobacteria, ↑enterics, ↑entric
Hypernyms: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium, ↑true bacteria
Hyponyms: ↑escherichia, ↑klebsiella, ↑salmonella, ↑shigella, ↑erwinia
Member Holonyms: ↑Enterobacteriaceae, ↑family Enterobacteriaceae

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