Definition of Enterobacteriaceae

1. Noun. A large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales.

Medical Definition of Enterobacteriaceae

1. A large family of gram-negative bacilli that inhabit the large intestine of mammals. Commonest is Escherichia coli, most are harmless commensals but others can cause intestinal disease (Salmonella, Shigella). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enterobacteriaceae

Ensete ventricosum
Entamoeba buccalis
Entamoeba coli
Entamoeba gingivalis
Entamoeba hartmanni
Entamoeba moshkovskii
Entandrophragma cylindricum
Enterobacter aerogenes
Enterobius vermicularis
Enterocytozoon bieneusi
Enterolobium cyclocarpa
Enterprise Java Beans
Entner-Douderoff pathway
Entner-Doudoroff pathway
Entoloma aprile
Entoloma lividum
Entoloma sinuatum

Literary usage of Enterobacteriaceae

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... 610 Energy metabolism oxygen consumption as indicator of in lean and obese mice, 157, 402 enterobacteriaceae evaluation of ability of smooth species of ..."

2. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"... the family enterobacteriaceae and other pathogenic microorganisms because of the high frequency of isolation of Gram-negative rods in clinical settings. ..."

3. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"Commonly found during procedures used to isolate members of the enterobacteriaceae, pseudomonads are common in both water and soil. ..."

4. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"... and probably of other enterobacteriaceae (including Klebsiella, Citrobacter, and Salmonella), is remarkably similar to cholera toxin in its genetic code ..."

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