Coliform



[kol-uh-fawrm, koh-luh-] /ˈkɒl əˌfɔrm, ˈkoʊ lə-/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a .
noun
2.
.
adj.

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-)
adj.
Of or relating to the bacilli that commonly inhabit the intestines of humans and other vertebrates, especially the colon bacillus.
co’li·form’ n.

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