Serratia meaning

sĕ-rāshē-ə, -shə
Any of various red, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Serratia, especially S. marcescens, that are found in the intestinal tract, are resistant to many antibiotics, and cause nosocomial and opportunistic infections such as wound infections and pneumonia as well as disease in coral reefs.
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Any of various red, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Serratia, especially S. marcescens, that are found in the intestinal tract, are resistant to many antibiotics, and cause nosocomial and opportunistic infections such as wound infections and pneumonia as well as disease in coral reefs.
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Origin of serratia

  • New Latin Serratia genus name after Serafino Serrati Italian physicist who developed an early steamboat engine and operated the first steamboat on the Arno in 1787

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition