colon bacillus

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co·lon bacillus

A rod-shaped bacterium, especially Escherichia coli, that is normally present and nonpathogenic in the intestinal tracts of vertebrates but can cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
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Escherichia coli, originally called Bacterium coli commune, was discovered by Theodor Escherich in 1885 [1].
A gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic rod, Escherichia coli was named for Theodor Escherich, a German-Austrian pediatrician.
Escherichia coli is named after Theodor Escherich (1857-1911), a German paediatrician, who identified this bacterium in the stools of healthy children and named it Bacterium coli commune.