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Medical Term:

Enterobacter cloacae

Definition

a bacterial species found in the feces of humans and other animals and in sewage, soil, and water; it is occasionally found in urine and pus and in other pathologic materials from animals; it is the type species of the genus Enterobacter. A serious cause of nosocomial infection.

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