II. Characteristics

  1. Gram Positive Cocci
  2. Previously defined as Group D Streptococcus

III. Organisms

  1. Enterococcus faecalis
  2. Enterococcus faecium

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Ontology: Enterococcus (C0085494)

Definition (CHV) bacteria living in the intestine which usually do not cause illness
Definition (CHV) bacteria living in the intestine which usually do not cause illness
Definition (NCI) A genus of Gram-positive, facultative anaerobic, lactic acid bacteria in the phylum Firmicutes.
Definition (NCI_CDISC) Any bacteria that is not assigned to the species level but can be assigned to the Enterococcus genus level.
Definition (MSH) A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria consisting of organisms causing variable hemolysis that are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Previously thought to be a member of the genus STREPTOCOCCUS, it is now recognized as a separate genus.
Definition (CSP) genus of gram positive, coccoid bacteria consisting of organisms causing variable hemolysis that are normal flora of the intestinal tract; previously thought to be a member of the genus Streptococcus, it is now recognized as a separate genus.
Concepts Bacterium (T007)
MSH D016983
SnomedCT 2785000
LNC LP21201-6
French Entérocoques, Enterococcus
English Enterococcus species, Genus Enterococcus, Enterococcus, Enterococcus (organism), Genus Enterococcus (organism), Enterococcus (ex Thiercelin and Jouhaud 1903) Schleifer and Kilpper-Balz 1984, Presumptive enterococcus, enterococcal, enterococcus, ENTEROCOCCUS, PRESUMPTIVE ENTEROCOCCUS, Streptococcus enterococcus group, Enterococcus, NOS, Streptococcus group D, Enterococcus
Swedish Enterococcus
Spanish enterococo, género Enterococcus, género Enterococcus (organismo), Enterococcus (organismo), especie de Enterococcus, Enterococcus, Streptococcus del grupo D, Enterococcus
Czech Enterococcus
Finnish Enterokokki
Russian ENTEROKOKKI, ЭНТЕРОКОККИ
Croatian ENTEROKOK
Polish Enterococcus
Norwegian Enterococcus
German Enterococcus, Enterokokken, Streptokokkus D
Italian Enterococcus
Dutch Enterococcus
Portuguese Enterococcus