See also: colí and çoli

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Ellipsis of Bacterium coli or Bacillus coli, obsolete taxonomic names of the species (now called Escherichia coli). The word itself derives from Latin colī, genitive of colon (colon, large intestine).

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coli (plural coli)

  1. (often attributive, bacteriology) Escherichia coli, a Gram-negative bacterium commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms.
    • 1939 January, Thomas T. Mackie, “The Specificity of the Agglutinin Reaction for Shigella dysenteriae: II. Agglutinin Absorption Relationships between Shigella dysenteriae and Escherichia coli”, in Journal of Bacteriology[1], volume 37, number 1, PMID 16560187, page 47:
      Five of the strains of E. coli are related to only one of the S. dysenteriae strains. Three of the coli are related to two of the strains of S. dysenteriae, four are related to three of the S. dysenteriae strains, and one, A-H6, is related to all.
    Synonym: colibacillus

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coli

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive form of colar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive form of colar
  3. third-person singular imperative form of colar

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coli

  1. (slang) to masturbate

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coli

  1. second-person singular present indicative of colare
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of colare
  3. second-person singular present subjunctive of colare
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of colare
  5. third-person singular imperative of colare

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cōlī n

  1. genitive singular of cōlum (colander, strainer)

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cōlī n

  1. genitive singular of cōlum (colon (member or part of a verse or poem))
  2. genitive singular of cōlon (colon (member or part of a verse or poem))

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colī n

  1. genitive singular of colon (colon (large intestine))

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colī

  1. present passive infinitive of colō