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Serratia

[suh-rey-shuh, -shee-uh, -rah-tee-uh] /səˈreɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -ˈrɑ ti ə/
noun, Bacteriology
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a genus of rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria that are saprophytic on decaying plant or animal materials.
Origin of Serratia
< New Latin, named after Serafino Serrati, 19th-century Italian industrialist; see -a2
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