[kol-uh-fawrm, koh-luh-] /ˈkɒl əˌfɔrm, ˈkoʊ lə-/
of, relating to, or resembling a .
1850s, “resembling a sieve,” from Latin colum “strainer;” meaning “resembling a bacillus of the coli group” is from 1906, from coli + form.
coliform co·li·form (kō’lə-fôrm’, kŏl’ə-)
Of or relating to the bacilli that commonly inhabit the intestines of humans and other vertebrates, especially the colon bacillus.
noun, Bacteriology. 1. any of several bacilli, especially Escherichia coli and members of the genus Aerobacter, found as commensals in the large intestine of humans and certain other animals, the presence of which in water indicates fecal pollution.
- Coliform bacteria
/ˈkɒlɪfɔːm/ plural noun 1. a large group of bacteria inhabiting the intestinal tract of humans and animals that may cause disease and whose presence in water is an indicator of faecal pollution
[kaw-lee-nyee] /kɔ liˈnyi/ noun 1. Gaspard de [ga-spar duh] /gaˈspar də/ (Show IPA), 1519–72, French admiral and Huguenot leader. /French kɔliɲi/ noun 1. Gaspard de (ɡaspar də), Seigneur de Châtillon. 1519–72, French Huguenot leader
[kaw-lee-mah] /kɔˈli mɑ/ noun 1. a state in SW Mexico, on the Pacific Coast. 2010 sq. mi. (5205 sq. km). 2. a city in and the capital of this state, in the E part. 3. a volcano NW of this city, in Jalisco state. 12,631 feet (3850 meters). /Spanish koˈlima/ noun 1. a state of […]