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Noun: coliform  'kó-li,form
  1. A large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
    - Enterobacteriaceae, family Enterobacteriaceae
Adjective: coliform  'kó-li,form
  1. Of or relating to the bacteria that inhabit the intestines (especially the colon) of mammals, for example Salmonella and E. coli

Derived forms: coliforms

Type of: bacteria family

Part of: Eubacteriales, order Eubacteriales

Encyclopedia: Coliform