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Medical Term:

coliform bacilli

Pronunciation: kō′li-fōrm, kol′i-fōrm

Definition: common name for Escherichia coli that is used as an indicator of fecal contamination of water, measured in terms of coliform count; occasionally used to refer to all lactose-fermenting enteric bacteria.

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