Capable of producing disease in the intestinal tract.

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en·tero·patho·gen·ic .ent-ə-rō-.path-ə-'jen-ik adj tending to produce disease in the intestinal tract <\enteropathogenic bacteria>
en·tero·patho·gen -'path-ə-jən n

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en·ter·o·path·o·gen·ic (en″tər-o-path″o-jenґik) pertaining to or producing intestinal disease.

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