Meaning of “E. coli” in the English Dictionary

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"E. coli" in British English

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E. colinoun [ U ]

uk /ˌiː ˈkəʊ.laɪ/ us /ˌiː ˈkoʊ.laɪ/

abbreviation for Escherichia coli: a bacterium (= small organism) that can exist in food that has not been cooked enough and can cause serious illness or death

(Definition of “E. coli” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"E. coli" in American English

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E. colinoun [ U ]

also E coli /ˈi ˈkoʊ·lɑɪ/

biology a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines of humans and other animals and that sometimes causes severe illness

(Definition of “E. coli” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)